Over 1,300 primary students in Gia Lai receive free helmets hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: atgt.vn)

Gia Lai (VNA)
– More than 1,300 students of three primary schools in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai were presented with helmets under a programme held at Le Hong Phong Primary School in Bau Can commune, Chu Prong district.

The programme was co-organised by the provincial Departments of Transport, and Education and Training, and the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation.

It forms part of a project that has been carried out in 74 primary schools in Dong Nai, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Gia Lai, Yen Bai and Thai Nguyen provinces since 2012, and presented more than 63,000 helmets to local students.

Thanks to the project, the rate of children using helmets in the targeted schools increased from 28.53 percent before the implementation of the project to 89.22 percent in mid-2019.

In Gia Lai alone, the project presented 9,000 helmets to students of 12 primary schools, helping to raise the rate of children wearing helmets in these schools from 81 percent to 95 percent between September 2018 and March 2019./.