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Safe Kids Malaysia

Safe Kids Malaysia is dedicated to improving the lives of children through injury prevention. It was established in 2011 as a member of Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW) and in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti of Putra Malaysia (UPM).

SKM works closely with government, industries, schools and communities to educate families and increase awareness about preventable injuries and deaths. The organization began with a primary focus on road safety and drowning prevention, and now includes home safety through the Safe Kids at Home program.

The life-saving work of Safe Kids Malaysia is made possible through the generous support of Honeywell and Haliburton.

For more information, please contact us at safekidsmalaysia@upm.edu.my

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting children from preventable injuries. Around the world, one million children die every year from preventable injuries and these injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. It is extremely important to address this epidemic before more harm is done.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global leader in childhood injury prevention. Founded in 1988 by Children’s National Health System with support from Johnson and Johnson, Safe Kids Worldwide has grown to include more than 400 coalitions across the United States that work to protect kids from birth to 19 years of age from traffic injuries, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings, and more. With a global outreach to address the cause of preventable injuries, Safe Kids Worldwide has been working across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Middle East and Oceania.

For more information, please visit www.safekids.org

 
“Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani is the Associate Professor at Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is also the Executive Director of Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide.”

Programme - Safe Kids At Home

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs
 
     

Safe Kids at Home (Fire Safety at Home)

Safe Kids at Home, an interactive, school-based educational programme, was created by injury prevention experts at Safe Kids Malaysia and Safe Kids Worldwide. The programme addresses the leading causes of preventable injuries in the home, and includes lesson plans and tools for educators, safety tips for families and activities for students. To educate children and families about burn prevention safety at home, Safe Kids Malaysia UPM partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide USA, Honeywell USA and Honeywell Malaysia to create the module on Preventing Fire and Burns.  Honeywell Home Town Solutions USA funded this initiative. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM together with the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur will run the intervention program in the identified primary schools in Sentul District, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in year 2017 as a pilot program.

Protecting children from injury is of paramount importance to parents and caregivers, and they take precautions to create an environment in which their children can play, learn and grow – safely. As educators, you also play a critical role in creating a safe environment for children. While adults play the most important role in ensuring child safety, it is equally important to teach children about the potential risks and prevention of serious injuries. Safety education, awareness and environmental changes go a long way in changing the mind-set and behaviours of children and adults. It also raises awareness around risks in the home that may not be as familiar to families.

The intervention was conducted in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Nine primary schools from Sentul District Education Office Kuala Lumpur were selected for the study to be conducted out of 59 primary schools in the sub area of Kuala Lumpur. Sentul was selected because it recorded the highest number of fire incidence among all other districts in Kuala Lumpur. There were four national primary schools, three Tamil type schools and two Chinese type schools. The participating schools are listed below:

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kiramas
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Sentul
  3. Sekolah Kebangsaan Sentul 1
  4. Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Delima
  5. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sentul
  6. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Fletcher
  7. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Segambut
  8. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chung Kwok
  9. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Sentul Pasar

 

Table of Activities

Activity

News

Date

Link

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Year 2017 is a memorable year for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia as we ventured into the field Fire and Burn Safety. Together with Sentul Education Office and Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur, we were able to launch our new initiative - Home Safety Education Program - Preventing Fire and Burn Among Children reaching out close to 6000 primary school children in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. This initiative was possible due to the support received from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and funded by Honeywell. Thanks to all our partners - Sentul, Education Office, Fire and Rescue Department of KL and our dedicated Educators team.

7 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926215804349

Pengurusan Keselamatan Semasa Kebakaran

Analisis AWANI: Pengurusan keselamatan semasa kebakaran.

Thanks to Astro Awani channel 501 on 24th September 2017 at 8.30pm on the topic Safety Management During Fire with Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

24 September, 2017

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/analisis-awani-pengurusan-keselamatan-semasa-kebakaran-173453

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Thank you to RTM for giving Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia an opportunity to share our recent award winning news with the public. TV1 live telecast on 22nd August 2017 at 8.15am featured both Safe Kids Malaysia UPM and the Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences UPM - Professor Dato Dr. Abdul Jalil Nordin. Thanks to our Faculty and University for their continuous support to Safe Kids Malaysia UPM.

22 August, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1263063007157337

Safe Kids at Home: Preventing Home Injuries Among Children in Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia had a joint poster presentation with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA from July 26-29, 2017 in Baltimore, USA. The poster presentation is based on our Child Safety Program titled: Preventing Home Injuries Among Children in Malaysia: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial. Thanks to our partners - Dr. Abdulgafoor Bachani, Julia Zhang and Prof Adnan Hyder.

26-29 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1257873884342916

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

July 28th, 2017, got an opportunity to share with the globe in Baltimore USA on our Home Safety Program - Preventing Fire and Burns Among Children in Kuala Lumpur. Our first population based intervention program on fire and burn prevention and a new experience. Thanks to Safe Kids Worldwide USA, Honeywell Home Solutions USA and Universiti Putra Malaysia for making this possible.

28 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1257872091009762

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Thanks to Safe Kids Worldwide for the opportunity to join the panel during the Incubator Session: Global Fire and Burn Safety Program As A Model For Building Partnership on July 25th 2017 in Baltimore, USA. Thanks to the session facilitator Dr. Abdulgafoor Bachani from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

25 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1257872764343028

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

A Burning Issue. A published article about Safe Kids at Home program in New Straits Times

16 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1305323982931239

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids at Home Program di SJKT Kajang hari ini. Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Kuala Lumpur dan BBPM Kajang turut serta menjayakan program ini.

7 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1171073576356281

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Tonight 4th April 2017 Tuesday at 10.15pm Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia will be featured in the 'Yavarum Nalam' program by RTM Minnal FM with DJ Kavita Kaneapa. Stay tuned with Minnal FM (Klang Valley FM92.30). We will be sharing on Fire and Burn Safety Among Children At Home.

4 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1168481623282143

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

25th March 2017, was another new era for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia when we called in for a live interview session in Asyik FM RTM Radio Station FM 91.1 which is specifically dedicated to our 18 tribe groups in the country (Orang Asli). Topic engaged was on Safety At Home: Preventing Fire and Burn Among Children in Malaysia.

We thank God for the opportunity given for us to engage with our Orang Asli community with the same aim not to lose any child from an preventable injury. Thanks to the Producer Puan Mariamma, DJ Amran and DJ Laili from Asyik FM whom made all this possible to happen.

 

25 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1164252667038372

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Educator Training at Fire Safety Training Centre

Thanks to Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur for training our Safe Kids At Home Educator Team today 20th March 2017 in Seputeh Fire and Rescue Department Office. Fire safety practical training for Safe Kids at Home Educators at Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Taman Desa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was an invaluable experience of being a Fireman For A Day. Thank you to all our trainers from Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

20 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1158699047593734 

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1158475844282721

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Educator Training at Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia.

A two days training were conducted at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM with Training and Technical Advisory Board from Sentul District Education Department. The educators were exposed on classroom teaching experience, various teaching techniques and mock teaching sessions to familiarize and prepare the educators for the challenges in the classroom.

21-22 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1158956607567978

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1160282330768739

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Thanks to Oriental Daily News for covering Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia - Safe Kids At Home: Preventing Fire and Burn program (20th Feb 2017) with the title: An Average of Every Two Weeks A Child Dies of Fire in Malaysia

18 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1156799574450348

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Thanks to China Press (20th Feb 2017) for the article titled: Every Two Weeks A Child Dies Of Burns from their press coverage during the launch of the Safe Kids At Home Program by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia together with Safe Kids Worldwide USA and supported by our Industry partner Honeywell.

17 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1156799477783691

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia thanks National Road Safety Council of Malaysia for inviting us to present a paper on Sustainable Development Goal 2015-2030: A Child Helmet Vaccine To Prevent Head Injuries on 12th March 2017 in Alor Setar, Kedah. We highly hope our initiative Putra Bakti - Child Helmet Vaccine will safe more children lives who are traveling by motorcycle.

12 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1156799624450343

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Berita Harian 28th Feb 2017 (Bahagian Aura m.s. 5) melapurkan program Majlis Pelancaran Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burn (Pencegahan Kebakaran) di kalangan kanak kanak anjuran Safe Kids Malaysia UPM

28 February, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1147917342005238   

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

The Star 26th Feb 2017 (Educate pullout page 2) covered on the launch of Safe Kids At Home Program - Preventing Fire and Burn for primary school children in Kuala Lumpur. Its jointly carried out by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia together with the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia with the support from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and our industry partner Honeywell

26 February, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1147915468672092

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia records its appreciation to Majalah Harian Wanita (Women Daily Lifestyle Magazine Portal) for the coverage on Program To Teach Kids on Fire Safety (23rd February 2017)

23 February, 2017

http://123mamanet.com/didik-kanak-kanak-tentang-keselamatan-api-dan-kebakaran/

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids At Hoem Launch News

23 February, 2017

http://www.onenewspage.com/n/Press+Releases/75e3poqsm/Safe-Kids-Malaysia-Universiti-Putra-Malaysia-Safe-Kids.htm

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Thank you Thai Mozli Press for your continuous support to children safety news by giving our program Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burns front cover page news plus a full page news on your last page of the paper (21st February 2017). Appreciate and value the high visibility accorded to Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia.

21 February, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1139233006207005

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

20th February 2017 marked a new episode for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia where we ventured into fire and burn safety area by launching Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burns program together with Safe Kids Worldwide USA and supported by Honeywell. Our local partner for the program is Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia. We thank YB Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique (Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government) for launching our program in UPM today. Thanks to Astro Awani for featuring our launch in their 8pm news today in channel 501.

20 February, 2017

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/program-pencegahan-kebakaran-diperkenal-di-sekolah-143703

 

Programme - Safe Kids On Road

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs


Safe Kids on Road (Road Safety Education and Helmet Initiative for Kids)

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM was appointed to the National Road Safety Council of Malaysia (Majlis Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia - MKJR) in 2013 and primarily works on road safety issues involving children. In addition, Safe Kids Malaysia UPM is also a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs on Road Safety since 2013 and beginning 2016 became a Global Alliance Road Safety Advocate actively advocating road safety. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM was appointed as an Expert Panel to review the Road Safety Education Module for Primary and Secondary Schools in Malaysia by Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in 2016.

The number of road crashes in Malaysia standards alarmingly at 489,606 which results in 6706 road deaths for the year 2015. From this road death figures, 62.6% involved motorcyclist and pillion riders. 56.4% of the motorcycle user deaths are contributed mainly from head injuries and followed secondly 29.6% by multiple injuries which may include head injury. Thus road deaths for motorcyclist from head injuries is anywhere from 56.4% to 86.0% (PDRM, 2016 – Statistical Report Road Accident Malaysia – 2015). One of the effective safety product to prevent and reduce deaths and injuries for a motorcyclist is by using a Motorcycle Safety Helmet which has a potential to decrease risk and severity of injuries by about 72% and decreases the likelihood of death by up to 39%.

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia joined hands together with Road Safety Department of Malaysia (JKJR) with their Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative towards preventing and reducing injuries and death among child pillion riders traveling on motorcycle to school. Motorcycle Child Helmet is seen as a Vaccine to prevent head injuries among child pillion riders. Through this initiative, Safe Kids Malaysia, UPM provides complimentary child helmets with SIRIM label through the funding obtained from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and Halliburton Charitable Foundation USA for the children to obtain full safety benefits while commuting by bike to school. The initiative by Safe Kids Malaysia UPM and JKJR Malaysia is in line to reach the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.6 by United Nation to halve road deaths and injuries by 2020 and SDG 11.2 to improve road safety among vulnerable road users focusing on children by 2030.

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM is actively engaged by local Medias (Television, Radio and Print Medias) to share information about road safety with the public.

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Table of Activities

Activity

News

Date

Link

IRF World Road Meeting

Presented the Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative program and its effectiveness to IRF World Road Meeting delegates.

14 – 17 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926612470976

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia would like to thank SJK Tamil Hicom, Puchong, Selangor for joining Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative program today 21st November 2017. We shared the importance of using a safety helmet to protect the head of a motorcycle user. Children were empowered on selecting the appropriate size helmet (child helmet), looking for the SIRIM logo fixed on the back of the helmet to certify it meets the product safety standards and the proper usage of safety helmet (by securely tying it). Wish a safe trip for children on motorcycle.

9 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309915302472107

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia visited SJK Tamil Ladang Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor to hand over 100 Motorcycle Child Helmet to primary school students who commutes to school by motorcycle. We ran a safety talk to emphasize on the importance of wearing the safety helmet to both the school children as well as their parents whom were present on the day. Together we can make our travel safe on motorcycle - use a child safety helmet with SIRIM standards logo and tie it properly.

8 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926319137672

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Our thank you wishes to SJK Tamil Serdang for accommodating and supporting our Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative program today 7th Nov 2017. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia records its appreciation to the school administration, teachers, parents and most importantly children who were present today. Our hope and aim is to continuously promote usage of Motorcycle Child Helmet among children for their safety during their travel using motorcycle. Equally we also urge their adult riders (parents and caretakers) to also wear their adult standard safety helmet with SIRIM label. Together we can save each other on road.

7 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1302062959924008

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia records its appreciation to Persatuan Orang Kota Bharu (POKB) for joining hands together with us for the first time in driving the message SLOW DOWN, SAVES LIVES. Together we brought the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week program to 3 schools in Kelantan: SMK Salor, SJKC Kai Chih in Pasir Puteh and SJKT Pasir Gajah in Kuala Krai. We hope our strong collaboration in transferring knowledge to serve the community will continue.

3 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309925852471052

Road Safety Education Module For Secondary Schools in Malaysia

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia would like to thank Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) for inviting Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to join the Stakeholder Meeting to review the Road Safety Education Module For Secondary Schools in Malaysia on 30th Oct to 1st Nov 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. Glad was able to meet new friends and renewed fellowships with our existing friends. Well Done MIROS for including many industry players, NGOs and Government Institutions in this review process.

3O Oct - 1 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926075804363

Safety Awareness Program

Congratulations and well done wishes to Full Gospel Tabernacle, Subang Jaya for taking the initiative to run a safety awareness program during their family day on coming 29th October 2017. Thanks for inviting Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to share road safety as part of community empowerment program on safety.

29 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275130602791

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia handed over the participation certificates to another three partners whom ran a joint activity during the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week in May 2017. Our three valuable partners are Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Occupational Safety and Health Management Office of Universiti Putra Malaysia and Sekolah Menengah Jalan Empat (Jalan Empat Secondary School) in Bangi Selangor. Thank you and SLOW DOWN our vehicle speed for the SAFETY of all road users.

27 October, 2017

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