Helmet fittings begin as Manulife (Cambodia) Plc. extends project
—Supporting AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Families program for two years, Manulife (Cambodia) Plc. has decided to extend the project for a third year and to another school in Phnom Penh. Prior to project implementation, AIP Foundation has begun conducting helmet fittings for future helmet distribution and helmet color preference surveys to help ensure helmet wearing sustainability. The Helmets for Families project will begin in November of this year.
This school year 2014-2015, Manulife (Cambodia) Plc. will extend its support to Aknu Wat Primary School. Manulife (Cambodia) Plc. has supported Wat Preah Put Primary School and Sampov Meas Primary School in the past last two school year, 2012-2014. In October of 2013, a survey was taken at Wat Preah Put Primary School to determine the percentage of students on motorcycles and bicycles who wore helmets. The rate, at nearly 0% before program implementation, rose to 83% after Manulife (Cambodia) Plc.’s helmet donations. In July of this year, the survey was conducted again, and the percentage has remained quite high at 73%.