Primary school students in HCMC take part in activities meant to improve traffic safety awareness
A campaign involving extracurricular activities is being held at six primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City from March 6 to 28 to teach children about safe road behaviors and helmet use.
The campaign, part of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program and sponsored by The UPS Foundation, is targeted at students in high-risk schools in Binh Chanh and District 12.
“Children are the most vulnerable ones on the road,” Jeff McLean, general manager of UPS Vietnam, said.
“We believe, with the completion of the extracurricular activities, students will know how to protect themselves from dangers on the road and become smart road user citizens.”
Besides handing out standard quality helmets, UPS staff also organized extracurricular activities in schools to help students gain more knowledge and skills about road use, he said.
Students participated in fun and interactive educational games like coloring pictures, puzzles related to road safety messages, and matching of traffic signs.
The children put up a road safety-themed performance.
Earlier some 4,000 students took part in an essay writing contest on “Helmet - my best friend on the road.”
UPS staff marked the essays and handed out awards to those with the best ones.
“After participating in the extracurricular activities, students not only gained knowledge about road safety but also became young helmet usage advocates,” the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation said in a statement.
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