"Vietnamese youth leaders have determined that “enough is enough” as they fight against the very issue that impacts them most. Three youth leaders at AIP Foundation are being internationally recognized for their contributions to road safety." AIP Foundation published a story that highlights youth involvement in efforts to reduce road-related deaths and injuries through the Youth Stars Programme. We reproduced the article here.
Star Rating for Schools Master Trainer
Ms. Minh Vo, Monitoring & Evaluation Jr. Coordinator at AIP Foundation, becomes Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Master Trainer, a Youth Star Program, supported by FedEx and managed by iRAP and YOURS. SR4S is a systematic evidence-based approach developed by iRAP to measure, monitor, and communicate the risk on roads around schools. It supports quick interventions that save lives and prevent serious injuries from day one. SR4S allows easy assessment of each road feature that affects pedestrian safety on a journey to school and uses evidence-based research of their impact on safety. A “star rating” can be calculated at spot locations, where 1-star is the least safe and 5-star is the safest.
As a Master Trainer, she is responsible for delivering SR4S training to new members and coalition partners to improve road safety around school zones. Master Trainers are equipped with knowledge about SR4S methodology, assessment planning, SR4S tools, road attribute coding, and post-training support.
Currently, Ms. Minh Vo, along with 3 other Master Trainers are conducting the first-ever SR4S training for members of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety.
Ms. Quyen Bui and Ms. My Huynh, Program Assistants at AIP Foundation completed a course organized by iRAP, in cooperation with the University of Transport and Communication—iRAP’s lead partner in Vietnam, dedicated to road safety engineers, experts, and professionals working in the field.
“The Star Rating Demonstrator is such a great tool to learn and gives me a greater understanding of what needs to be prioritized when upgrading road infrastructure. This allows me to assess risks better, which ultimately helps me serve my community.” Ms. My Huynh expressed.
The course focuses on capacity-building leaders to take on technical road analysis including:
Once completing the course, consultants are part of an exclusive highly trained group that is able to perform iRAP-specific activities at an international standard.
All three of AIP Foundation’s road safety youth leaders have been participating in ongoing global workshops, training, and campaigns to better serve underprivileged communities in Vietnam.