Τι είναι η Ε.Υ.ΘΥ.Τ.Α.


Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ- ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΤΗΡΙΟ ΟΔΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ

Εταιρεία Υποστήριξης Θυμάτων Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων είναι ένας Μη Κερδοσκοπικός, Μη Κυβερνητικός Οργανισμός, στο χώρο της Οδικής Ασφάλειας.
Στη Ρόδο λειτουργεί από τον Ιούνιο 2004 , πρωτοβουλία της Προέδρου Καρύδη Ελένης, θύμα τροχαίου ατυχήματος, μετά από τον χαμό του γιου της Δημήτρη 19 χρόνων στις 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2002, πλαισιωμένη από επιστήμονες, θύματα, συγγενείς τροχαίων δυστυχημάτων και ευαισθητοποιημένα άτομα στο θέμα της Οδικής Ασφάλειας.
Είναι μέλος:

-Της Ευρωπαϊκής Ομοσπονδίας Θυμάτων Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων-FEVR (Σύμβουλος του Ο.Η.Ε και του Π.Ο.Υ)
-Υποστηρικτής της Παγκόσμιας Οργάνωσης « MAKE ROADS SAFE »
-Το 2008 υπέγραψε την Ευρωπαϊκή Χάρτα Οδικής Ασφάλειας, για λιγότερα θύματα με την υποστήριξη της Ε.Ε.
-Αρωγό μέλος του Ε.Δ.Ι.ΠΑ.Β (Εθνικό Δίκτυο Πρόληψης Ατυχημάτων , συμπεριλαμβανομένων των τροχαίων)
-Μέλος της Διακομματικής Επιτροπής Δήμου Ρόδου
-Ιδρυτικό μέλος του Πανελλαδικού Συλλόγου
"SOS ΤΡΟΧΑΙΑ ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑΤΑ"
-Υποστηρίζει την Δεκαετία Δράσης 2011-2020 για την Οδική Ασφάλεια
-Συνεργάζεται με φορείς του Δημόσιου του Ιδιωτικού τομέα, με Παγκόσμιους & Ευρωπαϊκούς Φορείς και Οργανισμούς.

Ποιοι είναι οι σκοποί :

+Η υποστήριξη των θυμάτων των Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων από ομάδα συμβούλων ( νομικών, ιατρών, ειδικών εμπειρογνωμόνων, συγκοινωνιολόγων, μηχανολόγων, εκπαιδευτικών, ψυχολόγων, κοινωνικών λειτουργών ).

+Η ανάπτυξη αλληλεγγύης μεταξύ των θυμάτων των Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων( ηθική υποστήριξη ).

+Η οργανωμένη παρέμβαση και η κοινωνική πίεση προς τους φορείς της πολιτείας, για τη βελτίωση της οδικής ασφάλειας και την μείωση των τροχαίων ατυχημάτων.

+Η υποστήριξη η ανάληψη και προώθηση δραστηριοτήτων σε θέματα τα οποία προάγουν την οδική ασφάλεια, την κυκλοφοριακή αγωγή, την έρευνα, την ενημέρωση , την ευαισθητοποίηση των πολιτών των ιδιαίτερα ευάλωτων ηλικιών (μαθητών, ηλικιωμένων).

Ποιο είναι το Δυναμικό της:

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, διαθέτει ένα τεχνοκρατικό πυρήνα από επιστήμονες- μέλη διαφόρων κλάδων ( Υγειονομικούς, Νομικούς, Εκπαιδευτικούς, Μηχανολόγους- Μηχανικούς, Πραγματογνώμονες, Συγκοινωνιολόγους, Οικονομολόγους, Αναλυτές Η/Υ, Ψυχολόγους, Κοινωνικούς Λειτουργούς).

Το δυναμικό της ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, ανταποκρίνεται απόλυτα στις υψηλές απαιτήσεις σοβαρών ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων, με θέμα την Οδική Ασφάλεια, την πρόσληψη και την μείωση των Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων.

Διαθέτει επίσης ένα αξιόλογο επιτελείο έμπειρων επιστημόνων, που της επέτρεψε ως τώρα να πραγματοποιήσει πολλαπλές εκπαιδευτικές- ενημερωτικές δράσεις με στόχο τη βελτίωση της Οδικής Συμπεριφοράς.

Ποιες είναι οι Δραστηριότητές της:

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, συμβάλλει δραστικά στην ενημέρωση των πολιτών για την Οδική Ασφάλεια, την πρόληψη και την μείωση των τροχαίων ατυχημάτων και παρέχει σε μόνιμη βάση Νομική, Ιατρική, Ψυχολογική και Κοινωνική Υποστήριξη σε θύματα και συγγενείς θυμάτων Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων όταν αυτή ζητηθεί.

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, έχει διοργανώσει εκδηλώσεις ( Ημερίδες, Έκθεση φωτογραφίας , Δράσεις σε ανοικτούς χώρους, Διδασκαλία σε Σχολεία Α/ας και Β/ας Εκπαίδευσης, Σεμινάρια σε κέντρα εκπαίδευσης νεοσυλλέκτων, Ενημερωτικές ομιλίες σε Δήμους της Ρόδου) στο πλαίσιο της ενημέρωσης των πολιτών σε θέματα που προάγουν την Οδική Ασφάλεια και έχει κάνει ουσιαστικές παρεμβάσεις στους φορείς σε θέματα Οδικής Ασφάλειας.

Έχει εκδώσει ενημερωτικά έντυπα με έγκυρη επιστημονική πληροφόρηση σε θέματα Οδικής Ασφάλειας.

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, πιστεύει ότι για την επίτευξη αποτελεσμάτων χρειάζεται δραστηριοποίηση από τους πολίτες, υποστήριξη από τον κρατικό μηχανισμό και αλλαγή της αρνητικής νοοτροπίας στοιχεία που θα μας βοηθήσουν να απαλλαγούμε από την ιδιότητα της Ευρωπαϊκής χώρας με μεγάλο αριθμό Θυμάτων Τροχαίων δυστυχημάτων και με επικίνδυνους δρόμους για ασφαλή οδήγηση.

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11 Δεκ 2018

Εκδήλωση Παρουσίασης του Προγράμματος Κυκλοφοριακής Αγωγής «Δρόμο-Λόγια Ζωής»

 


Δελτίο Τύπου

Το Εργαστήριο Υγείας & Οδικής Ασφάλειας (LaHeRS) του ΤΕΙ Κρήτης σε συνεργασία με την Αντιδημαρχία Παιδείας και Δια ΒΙΟΥ Μάθησης του Δήμου Ηρακλείου ολοκλήρωσαν με επιτυχία το πρόγραμμα  ΔΡΟΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΗΣ το οποίο απευθυνόταν σε εκπαιδευτικούς προσχολικής αγωγής, Α/θμιας και Β/θμιας εκπαίδευσης και σε γονείς των μαθητών με στόχο να τους καταστήσει ικανούς να προάγουν μια κουλτούρα ασφαλούς μετακίνησης στους μαθητές.
Με αφορμή την ολοκλήρωση του προγράμματος θα πραγματοποιηθεί εκδήλωση την Τετάρτη 12 Δεκεμβρίου, στις 17:00, στο Αμφιθέατρο Τελετών της Σχολής Επιστημών Υγείας & Πρόνοιας του ΤΕΙ Κρήτης, για τη δημόσια παρουσίαση των αποτελεσμάτων του έργου, παρουσία των Αρχών του Δήμου Ηρακλείου, των Διευθύσεων Εκπαίδευσης και της Διοίκησης του ΤΕΙ-Κρήτης και με την ενεργή συμμετοχή των γονέων και των εκπαιδευτικών που συμμετείχαν στο πρόγραμμα. Παράλληλα θα υπάρξει δημόσιος διάλογος για την προοπτική συνέχισης του Προγράμματος.

Η παρουσία σας θα μας τιμήσει ιδιαίτερα.Εκδήλωση Παρουσίασης του Προγράμματος
ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ
Κυκλοφοριακής Αγωγής «Δρόμο-Λόγια Ζωής»
Τετάρτη 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2018 Αίθουσα Τελετών ΣΕΥΠ, ΤΕΙ-Κρήτης 
17:00-17:15 Εγγραφές Υποδοχή-Καφές 
17:15-17:30 Συνεδρία υποδοχής • Καθηγητής Νίκος Κατσαράκης, Πρύτανης ΤΕΙ Κρήτης • Βασίλειος Λαμπρινός, Δήμαρχος Ηρακλείου • Γεώργιος Βλαχάκης, Αντιδήμαρχος Παιδείας διά Βίου Μάθησης & Καινοτομίας • Γεώργιος Τερζάκης, Περιφερειακός Διευθυντής Εκπαίδευσης • Χρήστος Φλώρος, Αντιπρύτανης, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής Ερευνών, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης 
17:30 Το Πρόγραμμα «Δρόμο-Λόγια». Θεωρητική προσέγγιση και πρακτικές εφαρμογές στο σχολείο – Αποτελέσματα. Μαρία Παπαδακάκη, Διευθύντρια Εργαστηρίου Υγείας & Οδικής Α-σφάλειας, επίκουρος καθηγήτρια Τμήματος Κοινωνικής Εργασίας 
17:45 Αναγκαιότητα και χρησιμότητα εκπαίδευσης σημαντικών προσώπων στην ζωή των παιδιών και των εφήβων. Γεωργία Τζαμαλούκα, Κοινωνική Ψυχολόγος, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρί-ου Υγείας & Οδικής Ασφάλειας 
18:00 Σχέση εκπαιδευτικού- μαθητή στο πλαίσιο των προγραμμάτων Κυκλοφο-ριακής Αγωγής. Σταυρούλα Λιόλιου, Ψυχολόγος, Ειδίκευση στη Συμβουλευτική παιδιού και εφήβου, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας & Οδικής Ασφάλειας Συνεδρία #2 «Παρουσίαση σχεδιασμού δράσεων Κυκλοφοριακής Αγωγής από εκπαιδευτικούς» 
18:15 Κυκλοφοριακή Αγωγή: “Δρομολόγια Ζωής” 55ο Νηπιαγωγείο: Αργυρή Σταυρουλάκη, Μαρία Μαραυγάκη , Ελένη Κριτσωτάκη
18:30 " Η Κυκλοφοριακή Αγωγή με τα μάτια των παιδιών" 16ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο : Λιοντάκη Αικατερίνη 
18:45 ¨ Στα μονοπάτια της δημιουργίας με οδηγό τον Κ.Ο.Κ" 17ου Δημοτικό Σχολείο : Βραχνάκη Ιωάννα και Λυραντζάκη Νεκταρία 
19:00 "Κυκλοφορώ κι Οπλοφορώ" Σχολείο Ευρωπαϊκής Παιδείας Ηρακλείου: Τζώρτζογλου Κωνσταντίνα, Μα-νουσάκη Χρυσή 
19:15 Κράνος - Ζώνη σώζουν Ζωές 6ο ΕΠΑΛ Ηρακλείου: Μιχαηλίδη Αφροδίτη, Χατζηπαναγιώτης Αλέξαν-δρος 
19:30-20:00 Συζήτηση Προτάσεις ανάπτυξης και προώθησης καλών πρακτικών
Οργανωτική Επιτροπή
Σταυρούλα Σταυροπούλου
Μαρία Παπαδακάκη
Μαρία Παχιαδάκη
Εμμανουήλ Βασιλάκης
Επιστημονική Επιτροπή
Μαρία Παπαδακάκη
Ιωάννης Χλιαουτάκης
Σταυρούλα Λιόλιου
Γεωργία Τζαμαλούκα
Παγώνα Μαραγκάκη
Ανδριανή Παπαδάκη
Κλαίρη Κασωτάκη
Ονόματα Συμμετεχόντων
1. Βασιλάκης, Εμμανουήλ, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
2. Βαρδάκη, Μαρία, Φοιτήτρια Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
3. Βλαχάκης, Γιώργος, Αντιδήμαρχος Ηρακλείου
4. Βραχνάκη, Ιωάννα, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
5. Κατσαράκης, Νίκος, Πρύτανης ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
6. Κασωτάκη, Κλεάνθη, Κοινωνική Λειτουργός στο Πρόγραμμα «Βοήθεια στο Σπίτι» Κόφινα, Δήμος Γόρτυνας, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
7. Κριτσωτάκη, Ελένη, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
8. Λαμπρινός, Βασίλειος, Δήμαρχος Ηρακλείου
9. Λιόλιου, Σταυρούλα, Ψυχολόγος, Κοινωνική Λειτουργός, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
10. Λιοντάκη, Αικατερίνη, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
11. Λυραντζάκη, Νεκταρία, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
12. Μανουσάκη, Χρυσή, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
13. Μαραγκάκη, Παγώνα, Κοινωνική Λειτουργός, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
14. Μαραυγάκη, Μαρία, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
15. Μιχαηλίδη, Αφροδίτη, Β Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
16. Παπαδακάκη, Μαρία, Διευθύντρια Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμή-μα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
17. Παχιαδάκη, Μαρία, Κοινωνική Λειτουργός, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Ο-δικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
18. Σταυρουλάκη, Αργυρή, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
19. Σταυροπούλου, Σταυρούλα, Κοινωνική Λειτουργός, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγεί-ας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
20. Τερζάκης, Γεώργιος, Περιφερειακός Διευθυντής Εκπαίδευσης
21. Τζαμαλούκα Γεωργία, Κοινωνική Ψυχολόγος, Συνεργάτης Εργαστηρίου Υγείας και Οδικής Ασφάλειας, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής Εργασίας, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
22. Τζώρτζογλου, Κωνσταντίνα, Ά Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
23. Φλώρος, Χρήστος, Αντιπρύτανης, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής Ερευνών, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
24. Χατζηπαναγιώτης, Αλέξανδρος, ΄Β Βάθμια Εκπαίδευση
25. Χλιαουτάκης, Ιωάννης, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής, LaHeRS, ΤΕΙ Κρήτης


7 Δεκ 2018

Global Status Report 2018: A Wake-Up Call for Road Safety

GLOBAL STATUS REPORT ON ROAD SAFETY 2018: A WAKE-UP CALL FOR ROAD SAFETY
7 December 2018

Earlier today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018. According to the report: relative to the world’s population size, road death rates have remained fairly constant. Yet the overall number of people killed by road traffic crashes each year has increased to 1.35 million―equivalent to one death every 24 seconds. While some reductions in road deaths have been seen among high- and middle-income countries, no low-income country has reduced road deaths since the last report in 2015. The risk of dying on the road is three times higher for those living in low-income countries than in high-income countries.

Lotte Brondum, Executive Director at the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance), gave her reaction to the report’s findings:

“Analysis of the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 is bleak: it shows a picture of inertia, where a massive public health crisis is happening right now in front of our eyes, and yet governments stand passively aside as people continue to die on the roads. This crisis is not just about the numbers, it is personal—1.35 million fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons, and daughters lost through preventable tragedies.

“The report shows starkly that the global commitments made by UN Member States to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020 have not translated into necessary action. The burden continues to fall on the poorest nations and, despite pockets of progress, real change has not been seen. Road traffic injuries are now the eighth leading cause of death globally, up from ninth in 2015, and the number one killer of five-to-29-year-olds. Road deaths exceed those of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and diarrhoeal diseases, yet financial investment is a fraction of that invested in these diseases. Real change can only happen if political will and financial commitment are activated—if our decision makers are shocked into action. We must use this report as a wake-up call.

“We call for governments to commit themselves to policy change that puts road users, especially pedestrians and cyclists, at the center; stronger enforcement of traffic laws; funding that meets the severity of the road crisis; and the involvement of NGOs and other stakeholders in collaborations that harness the unique expertise of different partners.

“We call on NGOs around the world to raise their voices and the voices of their communities, families, and victims; to hold their governments accountable for promises made; and to cast a spotlight that cannot be ignored on these global and national statistics. We must use the report as the valuable tool that it is.

“We also call on all stakeholders, including governments and NGOs, to look ahead: the Third Ministerial Conference on Road Safety will be held in Sweden in 2020, and the global goals will be scrutinized and renegotiated. It is essential that national governments take part in and commit to this debate and that NGOs lend them their support and expertise in preparation.”

Read the full Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 HERE.

Read WHO’s press release on the launch of the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 HERE

Monthly Newsletter - Safe Roads for Life

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Global Newsletter October 2018

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Dear Friends and Supporters,
This month has been incredibly busy as we enter back-to-school season in many of our program countries. AIP Foundation’s Safety Delivered program celebrated several large achievements from hosting our first helmet handover ceremony in Mandalay, Myanmar - where we've seen helmet wearing rates increase from 2.7% to 57.9% - to organizing a distracted driving parade attended by 1,000 students in Ho Chi Minh City.
We took our first steps towards improving road safety for families in Preah Sihanouk Province, which is the site our Helmets for Families programs in Cambodia. We partnered with TAL Apparel for the first time to bring 500 helmets to primary school children in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. We also held a stakeholder meeting of the 7% Project with our partner Save the Children. This year’s program will encourage helmet use in eight districts of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area.
For more information on our activities, achievements, and related road safety news, please read on.
Kind regards,
Mirjam Sidik
CEO, AIP Foundation

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Global

Vietnam

Cambodia

Thailand

China

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Global

Photo of the month – AIP Foundation hosts first helmet handover ceremony at Mandalay Primary School
6 October, 2018 - Mandalay, Myanmar
Student at School 19 in Aung Myae Thar San Township wearing her new Safety Delivered helmet
AIP Foundation held its first ever helmet handover ceremony at School No. 19 at Aung Myae Thar San Township, in the Mandalay region of Myanmar, introducing the first in a series of helmet donations to students and teachers across the Mandalay region. These donations follow shortly after a series of teacher trainings wherein 100 teachers from four target schools were equipped with basic road safety knowledge, correct helmet use demonstrations, promotional techniques, and suggestions for class lessons. AIP Foundation’s first road safety education and helmet donation campaign in Myanmar was developed through the Safety Delivered program, which is supported by The UPS Foundation. Safety Delivered brought road safety education and a total of 3,000 helmets to students and teachers Mandalay during the month of October.
AIP Foundation staff build capacity to implement child road safety programs at a workshop in Hanoi
15-17 October, 2018 – Hanoi
Attendees of the GRSP-Botnar workshop on the last day
AIP Foundation's Vietnam program staff joined attendees from the National Traffic Safety Committee and several other international NGOs at a three-day workshop supported by the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), with financial assistance from Fondation Botnar in order to build capacity to implement adult and child road safety projects in Vietnam. The training topics included international good practice principles for child road safety education, existing national traffic safety education at primary and secondary education levels in Vietnam, advantages of e-learning traffic safety education, practical road safety measures for vulnerable road users and the proper way to conduct a road safety assessment/audit. AIP Foundation shared experiences creating an e-learning curriculum for safe school zones across Vietnam and will use the skills learned in this training to deliver our upcoming Slow Zone Safe Zone Project.
AIP Foundation attends 26th Meeting of the UN Road Safety Collaboration
3-4 October, 2018- Geneva, Switzerland
Attendees of the UNRSC in Geneva.
The 26th meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) was held at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Ratanawadee H. Winther, Chairperson of AIP Foundation Thailand, represented AIP Foundation at the two-day meeting. About 80 members of the UNRSC representing governments, international organizations, NGOs, and other groups convened to help coordinate and spearhead global road safety efforts.
At the meeting, updates on several key issues and current work were provided. Additionally, attendees participated in discussions of upcoming efforts including the UN Road Safety Trust Fund, the 3rd high-level Global Conference on Road Safety 2020 in Sweden, the 5th UN Global Road Safety Week to be launched in May 2019, and the road safety targets including monitoring and evaluation of the Decade of Action.
The report and other details from the meeting can be reviewed here.

Vietnam

AIP Foundation donates 200 helmets to industrial workers in Lai Vu Industrial Zone, promoting transportation law and road safety
23 September, 2018 - Lai Vu Industrial Zone, Kim Thanh District, Vietnam
Workers in Lai Vu Industrial Zone receive helmets as a part of a road safety program
AIP Foundation gave 200 youth workers helmets at a program organized by the Youth Union of Hai Duong Province in the Lai Vu Industrial Zone. The helmets were given to members of the youth union who are also working in enterprises in the industrial park that enforce traffic law and road safety. More than 700 union members attended the program, as did members of the Executive Board, the Deputy Head of the Central Youth Union Workers' Union and Youth Union, the Director of Center for Support and Development of Youth Workers at the Central Youth Union, the Deputy Chief of People's Committee of Dong Nai Party Committee, and leaders of the provincial government.
AIP Foundation CEO discusses distracted driving at British Embassy road safety campaign launch
27 September, 2018- Ho Chi Minh City
Mirjam Sidik speaking on the panel at the #KnowSafetyNoAccidents launch event.
The British Embassy in Vietnam launched a new road safety awareness campaign called #KnowSafetyNoAccidents that focuses on safe motorcycle driving for tourists and expatriates living in Vietnam. Held at the Early Years Campus of the British International School in Ho Chi Minh City and with over 70 people in attendance, the launch event was the first of many programs that aim at educating British citizens and the public about motorcycle hazards and safety.
AIP Foundation CEO Mirjam Sidik was one of the panelists invited to speak about motorcycle safety in Vietnam and the challenges around driving them. On the panel, Mirjam discussed recent awareness campaigns done by AIP Foundation, their successes, and their challenges. Furthermore, she answered questions regarding road safety in Vietnam. Alongside her on the panel were doctors from Cho Ray Hospital and Family Medical Practice as well as motorcycle shop owners, a road crash victim, and a representative of the National Traffic Safety Committee. After the event, Mirjam demonstrated how to wear a helmet correctly for attendees and rated their helmets based on safety standards.
View more photos from the launch event here.
Related News: Safe Motorbike Riding Campaign launched in HCM City
27 September, 2018- Ho Chi Minh City
British Consul-General Ian Gibbons speaks at the launch event.
The British Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27 launched a motorbike safety campaign themed “#KnowSafetyNoAccidents.”
The campaign aims to raise awareness of riding motorbikes correctly and how to minimise the risk of serious accidents, and encourage personal responsibility when choosing to ride a motorbike.
The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s statistics show that on average one person dies every hour due to road accident in Vietnam. Motorbike accidents are the leading cause of death, severe injury and emergency evacuation of foreigners in Vietnam.
Read the full article here.
Safety Delivered volunteers promote child helmet use in Hanoi
17 October, 2018 - Hanoi
Students adjusting their helmets in accordance to the 3 rules of wearing a helmet correctly
AIP Foundation held a helmet handover ceremony at Thanh Tri Primary School, Hanoi sponsored by The UPS Foundation as part of its Safety Delivered program. UPS employees in Vietnam kicked off the company’s annual Global Volunteer Month (GVM) with road safety demonstrations at Thanh Tri Primary School in Hanoi. The event took place at the start of the 2018-19 school year and aimed to raise safety awareness among students, with a special focus on helmet use. UPS volunteers and youth ambassadors for road safety (YARS) from Hanoi University and Cong Nghiep University helped the students wear their helmets correctly in accordance to AIP Foundation’s three steps. The event concluded with a donation from The UPS Foundation of 1,400 quality motorcycle helmets to the students.
AIP Foundation coordinated the event with The UPS Foundation, UPS Vietnam, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), the Ministry of Education and Training, the Department of Education and Training, Hanoi Traffic Safety Department and Hanoi traffic police. Important representatives from each organization attending included: members of the NTSC, Hanoi TSC Hanoi Traffic Police, Hoang Mai Women Association, Thanh Tri Ward’s People Committee, and UPS Vietnam.
To learn more about the event:
Please read the press release here.
Please see more pictures here.
Helmets for Kids provides 500 helmets to primary school students in Binh Xuyen District
24 October, 2018 – Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam
The Health and Safety Director of TAL Apparel and stakeholders perform the ceremonial helmet handover
On 24 October, 2018, Helmets for Kids gave 500 helmets to students during a helmet handover ceremony at Ba Hien B primary school in Binh Xuyen District, Vinh Phuc Province. This is the first time Helmets for Kids has been implemented in Vinh Phuc Province through the support of Vietnam Garment Manufacturing Company (VNG) - TAL Apparel, whose factory is located in Binh Xuyen District. Representatives from the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), Vinh Phuc Traffic Safety Committee (TSC), Vinh Phuc Department of Education and Training (DoET), Vinh Phuc Traffic Police, and journalists attended the ceremony. A teacher training workshop was conducted in addition to the helmet handover ceremony.
After conducting a pre-implementation survey, AIP Foundation found that only 2% of students wear helmets regularly. This low rate, combined with the complex traffic situation around the school, puts the students at high risk. Helmets for Kids provides road safety knowledge and raises awareness among teachers and students about helmet usage. From this event, students, parents, and teachers will be better equipped and protected on the roads and will be able to influence those around them to wear helmets.
Please see more photos from the event here.
Please see read the press release here.
University students participate in Safety Delivered distracted driving campaign in Ho Chi Minh City
27 October, 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Road Safety Ambassadors get ready for the parade
Over 1,000 students of the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City came together for a Safety Delivered public awareness parade across all 10 campuses of the university to tackle the issue of mobile phone use among youth while driving. The slogan of this event was: “Leave your phone alone, or you could be next!” The event started with road safety games, stage performances, and a commitment pledge from students and participants to abstain from mobile phone use while driving. The event concluded with a parade of 100 motorcycles driven by students and UPS volunteers.
The students and Safety Delivered road safety ambassadors were excited to be joined by UPS volunteers, who are working to promote youth distracted driving knowledge and skills as a part of UPS Global Volunteer Month. Additionally, representatives from UPS Vietnam, National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training, Traffic Police, and the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee were also present.
“UPS employees are thrilled to be able to give their time and energy toward such an important youth-driven issue during UPS’s 16th annual Global Volunteer Month,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “UPS firmly supports programs that focus on connecting people and building more resilient communities. It’s wonderful to see students tackling challenging community public health issues and engaging with one another on such a large scale.”
Please read the full press release here.
Please see more photos from the event here.

Cambodia

Primary school teachers in Preah Sihanouk commit to enforcing child helmet use
25 October, 2018 - Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Teachers collaborate on teaching materials to promote helmet use at the school
The Helmets for Families program supported by Manulife Cambodia, trained 42 teachers at Hun Sen Krong Primary School on motorcycle helmet use. Hun Sen Krong Primary School is especially vulnerable, as approximately 80-95% students commute by motorcycle or bicycle, yet less than 10% wear helmets. Students and teachers are extremely vulnerable to road crashes, particularly during rush hour when they are commuting to and from school. The training focused on the benefits of correct helmet use for families and community, highlighting teachers must play an active role to ensure that their students wear helmets every time they travel by bicycle and motorcycle. The teachers shared their experiences and brainstormed techniques on how to encourage students to always wear their helmets. Teachers and coordinators created workplans, lesson plans and teaching materials to prepare them to take action after the training. At the conclusion of the training, teachers committed to putting helmets on their students, no matter the distance or travel time, when riding on a motorcycle.
Helmets for Families volunteers promote helmet use with road safety murals
26 October, 2018 - Preah Sihanouk
Manulife employees paint positive helmet wearing images on the school wall
Manulife employees coordinated with AIP Foundation staff to paint road safety murals at Hun Sen Krong Primary School. This volunteerism is part of the Helmets for Families program implemented by AIP Foundation and supported by Manulife Cambodia since 2012. The murals will be up for the whole 2018-2019 school year to ensure students correctly wear helmet during commute to school and travel as motorcycle passengers or as bicyclists.
Helmets for Families will operate in Preah Sihanouk Province through 2019. Road deaths have increased by 10% in in the province since 2017, making it the fifth highest province for road crash cases. AIP Foundation’s goal is to continue increase awareness about the importance of helmet use for all in Preah Sihanouk Province where there is unmet need.
Please see more photos here.

Thailand

AIP Foundation and Save the Children hold stakeholder meeting for the 7% Project in Bangkok
18 October, 2018- Bangkok
Stakeholders in discussion at the first meeting
AIP Foundation, with the support of Save the Children, held a stakeholder meeting for the 7% Project program to build relationships, promote collaboration, and gather input from key stakeholders for the forthcoming activities set to be implemented in the next five months in 8 districts in Bangkok.
At the meeting, there were 19 participants including teachers, police officers, and representatives of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and district offices such as city law enforcement officers and officers from the Department of Education and the Department of Traffic and Transportation.
The 7% Project (2018-2019) is a collaboration between AIP Foundation Thailand and Save the Children. The project aims to increase engagement by school authorities to encourage helmet use among children and families, strengthen the capacity of BMA staff, teachers, community members, and youth leaders and engage police stakeholders to actively enforce traffic laws.
View more photos from the stakeholder meeting here.
Legal Development Program holds Seminar on Safe Motorcycles for young riders
31 October, 2018- Bangkok
Panelists discussing the safety of young motorcycle riders in Thailand.
The Legal Development Program (LDP), held the Seminar on Safe Motorcycles: A Way to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries and Fatalities Among Young People recently to push for development and implementation of measures to improve the safety of young motorcycle riders who, in Thailand, account for the majority of road crashes involving motorcycles.
In the morning, Thanachart Paliyawate, a LDP member and legal advisor for the Central Juvenile and Family Court, joined other panelists including Dr. Thanapong Jinawong, chief of Road Safety Policy Foundation; Kornvika Boontanont, a researcher at Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center; and Supakorn Phobkhuntod, a youth representative, to discuss the safety of young motorcycle riders in the context of Thailand.
This was followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon on how to improve the safety of young motorcycle riders in a sustainable manner. The panelists included Dr. Liviu Vedrasco, a World Health Organization representative; AIP Foundation's Oratai Junsuwanaruk, LDP member Supa Chotngam, the Department of Land Transport’s Legal Affairs Bureau Director; and Vinai Kitchoke, senior advisor of the Thai Motorcycle Enterprise Association. In total, the one-day seminar was attended by approximately 50 participants from across sectors including secondary school students.
Following the seminar, AIP Foundation and partners will use input to finalize the policy recommendations for improving the safety of young motorcycle riders and submit them to the task force on motorcycle-related crashes.
The Legal Development Program (LDP) is a collaboration between AIP Foundation Thailand and the World Health Organization (WHO) aiming to reduce road injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement. LDP is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).
View more photos from the seminar here.

China


Walk Wise program concludes first phase in Nanba with stakeholder meeting
25 October, 2018- Nanba Town, Xuanhan County, China
Program school award recipients at the stakeholder meeting
Together with Xuanhan Natural Gas Office, AIP Foundation organized a stakeholder meeting of Walk Wise in Nanba Town, Xuanhan County with representatives from 17 program schools, the Department of Education, the traffic police department, the Youth League of Xuan Han County, and Chevron China. The meeting introduced the Walk Wise program to new schools and wrapped up the first year with reflection and awards for performance in the program given to leading schools.
Representatives from Kunchi Primary school and Nanba Middle school and the traffic police department also gave speeches about their road safety education and their project school management experiences. Moving forward, AIP Foundation will work with Xuanhan Natural Gas Office to visit each program school to discuss specific program tasks and management issues.
View more photos from the meeting here.