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|helmet giving program ceremony for first-grade students nationwide|
The happiness was not only for the children of Hoang Hoa Tham Primary School but nearly two million other first grade students across the nation who also received this meaningful gift on the first day of school.
After the first year of implementation, Giữ trọn giấc mơ (Safeguarding Dreams)programme which has become a major move promoting compliance with regulations on wearing helmets. The programme aims to increase the rate of helmet wearing among children to 80 per cent by 2020 as stated in the prime minister's Directive No.04/CT-TTg dated January 19, 2018. In the 2018-2019 school year, 1,990,982 standard helmets were given to first grade pupils nationwide.
Giữ trọn giấc mơis the largest programme of its kind that Vietnam and the world has ever seen. Following its success in the previous school year, the programme returns this year. Right after the programme was announced on June 12, 2019, The National Traffic Safety Committee, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), and Honda Vietnam have delivered a total of 1,963,498 helmets to all primary schools in Vietnam in time for the opening ceremony on September 5, 2019.
At the opening ceremony at Hoang Hoa Tham Primary School, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh sent his warm wishes to all students across the country welcoming the new school year and asked them to always stay safe and follow traffic rules. He also lauded the contributions of Honda Vietnam to the nation's traffic safety activities.
In his remarks, Keisuke Tsuruzono, general manager of Honda Vietnam, expressed his joy over the continued partnership between Honda Vietnam, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), and the MoET which allowed the programme to enter into its second year. He hoped the helmets will not only be items to protect the children, but also become close friends that they will always keep close – and serve as a reminder for their parents about safety before each journey. Only then will the helmets protect children and help them Giữ trọn giấc mơ.
Along with giving helmets to students, other activities promoting traffic safety and raising awareness among people, especially parents, about complying with helmet regulations will be rolled out with the assistance of Honda Vietnam across Vietnam's provinces.