Safe Kids Thailand, under the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center (CSIP) supported by FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide and collaboration with the Office of Nan Primary Education Area Zone 1 and 2 organized a PHOTOVOICE and Safe-Walking Zones Training on November 28-29, 2017 at the conference room of Nan Primary Education Office. The attendants included school management and teachers from 39 primary schools in Nan province. The objective was to introduce process of PHOTOVOICE activity and able to apply in schools.
CSIP, Safe Kids Thailand, University students, and 10 FedEx volunteers organized a Walk Smart – Safe Child Pedestrian event at Wat PrachaRabuetham School on January 11, 2017.
More than 150 students (from ages 9-12 years old) learned about pedestrian and road safety.
18-26 February 2016 – – Due to SKT has signed agreements with 13 projects of 13 schools in 3 provinces (Nan, Chonburi and Bangkok) and also provided grants, toolkits, materials to implement the Making ‘Walking Safety’ for Children Project in their schools. To monitoring these 13 projects, SKT has visited schools in 3 provinces. 13 schools will be completed their project no later than 31 March 2016.
18 February 2016 – – Safe Kids Thailand conducted the Child Pedestrian Safety and Walk This Way Program Training for 5 pediatricians of Ramathibodi Hospital, under the Elective course for pediatricians, general physicians, family medicine physicians, emergency physicians, and master or PhD students in public health program.
31 January-1 February 2016 – – Safe Kids Thailand together with teachers of Jumpeewanidaporn School, Health educators from Nan hospital, police, Nan Municipality, and student volunteers from Nan Technical College conducted a Pedestrian Safety Education (under Safe School Zone Project) for 351 students grade 1-6 on how to be safe while walking and traveling to/from school. Safety knowledge among 175 students grade 4-6 increased from 70% to 82%. And also educated parents on how they can teach their children about safe road behaviors and demonstrated the completed 13 environment modifications to them.
25-29 January 2016 – – Safe Kids Thailand and University student volunteers conducted the “Walk Smart: A Children’s Pedestrian Safety Education” for 3,049 students (grade 1-6) in 90 classes, 10 primary schools in Bangkok. The purpose of the “Walk Smart” program was to provide knowledge and skills about pedestrian safety to The focus of the education was to teach how to walk and cross safely in difficult situations: when there is no walkway, on a riverside, in low-light areas, at a railway, in traffic congested areas, and a road with more than two traffic lanes. Safe Kids Thailand also developed a knowledge survey that includes images for each answer to help children understand. Teachers responded that this extra activity could be applied to real life situations and could not be found in the textbook.
22 January 2016 – – Safe Kids Thailand, FedEx, Wat Liab Ratbamrung School, and Faculty of Medicine Srinakharinwirot University organized a Walk Rally- Safe Child Pedestrians for 124 students grade 4-6 of Wat Liab Ratbamrung School in Bangkok. During session, SKT together with FedEx volunteers, teachers, and Medical student volunteers demonstrated how to walk and cross the road in difficult situation through fun 3 station games – – Safe Walk, Safe Cross, and Road Signs. Safety knowledge among them increased from 75% to 93%. This activity received the positive feedback from students and also from Medical student and FedEx, found this type of activity engaging and fun as they had a chance to interact with the students.
19 January 2016 – – Safe Kids Thailand conducted the Child Pedestrian Safety and Walk This Way Program Training for 5 pediatricians of Ramathibodi Hospital, under the Elective course for pediatricians, general physicians, family medicine physicians, emergency physicians, and master or PhD students in public health program.
14-15 December 2015 – – PHOTOVOICE is selected to be a good model of children participation in road safety promotion (pedestrian safety) which has received more attention from the audience, presented by Jumpeewanidaporn School team to the representatives from the Ministry of Education in the 12th Thailand Road Safety Seminar at BITEC. The Photovoice has become a scheme of road safety prototype campaign in school. The Ministry of Education has piloted this campaign to boost child pedestrian safety. This campaign has been aligned in school extracurriculum activities in responding to the current Education Reform Policy on “Cut in Class Hours and More Time in Extra Curriculum Activities”.
14 November 2015 – – Safe Kids Thailand, FedEx, Nan Municipality, Nan Hospital, and FedEx celebrated the opening of the first Safe School Zone in Thailand at Jumpeewanidaporn School in Nan Province with 150 participation of students, teachers, parents, community and municipal leaders, police, hospital, and also 13 local media attended. Mr. Surapol Teinsoot, Mayor of Nan Municipality and Mr. David Carden, Managing Director, FedEx Express Thailand and Indochina, had speech at the opening ceremony. All guests visited the completed 13 environment modifications.