Road safety foundation donates helmets to students, teachers in HCMC

By Khanh An, Thanh Nien News

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Rena Bitter, US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, plays a game with children at Tan Hiep Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17, 2015. Photo: Khanh An Rena Bitter, US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, plays a game with children at Tan Hiep Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17, 2015. Photo: Khanh An

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Asia Injury Prevention Foundation delivered 820 crash helmets to students and teachers at Tan Hiep Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoc Mon District on Tuesday.
The donation, funded by American insurance firm AIG, was in honor of Vietnam Teacher’s Day, November 20, and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of normalized diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam, AIP Foundation said in a statement.
“This past May, the US Department of State launched a partnership with AIP Foundation through a helmet handover ceremony in Hanoi, which was supported by AIG,” said Rena Bitter, US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.
“We are pleased to see that the corporate sector is supporting this partnership in order to save more lives.”
This is the third helmet handover event AIG has sponsored for at-risk school children and teachers, with 3,036 quality helmets in total.
According to Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, Tan Hiep Primary School is located in a high-density traffic area.
A high volume of trucks and other large vehicles use the roads near the school, making students extremely vulnerable to road crashes when they commute to and from school, it said.

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