British Prince Michael George Charles Franklin attended a kick-off ceremony at Van Phuc primary school in Hanoi on February 28 to launch the "Helmets for Kids" programme.

More than 1,100 helmets, provided by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, were distributed to students and teachers from the school.

The programme was begun by the foundation's President, Greig Craft, in 2000. To date, it has distributed more than 500,000 helmets throughout Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia.-VNA