MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATWEC Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets: ATWT), a US-based child safety company, continued its nationwide child safety crusade by launching its Georgia Kidsafe™ program at a press conference yesterday at a child day care center just south of Atlanta.
National Bus Sales & Leasing (NBSL) has teamed with ATWEC to promote child safety throughout the state of Georgia. NBSL, one of the leading bus distributors in the US, had representatives on hand to support improving child safety awareness, and expressed an eagerness to begin the Kidsafe™ program. Last week, ATWEC and NBSL signed a Letter of Intent for the distribution of the patented Kiddie Voice™ alarm system that will now be equipped on NBSL buses nationwide.
Georgia state representative Sandra Scott was also on hand to discuss the merits of the program and to voice her staunch support for mandating child warning alarms in order to protect children. Scott has introduced a bill that would require all Georgia day care center vehicles to be equipped with effective warning alarms, following similar legislation recently passed in Louisiana, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and major counties in Florida. The state of Georgia has more individual day care centers than any state in the US.
Also strengthening the Company's efforts is the announcement that ATWEC has become an associate member with the Georgia Childcare Association (GCCA). Ms. Carolyn Salvador, Executive Director of the GCCA, is excited about the ATWEC associate membership. The GCCA is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the quality of licensed private child care centers in Georgia by impacting legislation, providing resources, educating the public and supporting its members through training programs, advocacy and awareness, and networking opportunities.
The news conference was held at the Rex Child Care and Early Learning Center in Rex, Georgia, and was a smashing success, as ATWEC officials demonstrated the effectiveness of the Kiddie Voice™ safety alarm on one of the center's day care buses. Emotions were running high as Mr. Charles Green, father of Jasmine Green, the young girl who died last summer after being abandoned on a hot van, gave an impassioned plea to make sure this type of tragedy never happens again.
ATWEC's signature Kiddie Voice™ system helps to save lives by alerting the driver and pedestrians to accidental child abandonment on child care vans and school buses. "Our goal with the Kiddie Voice™ systems is to save lives," said Alex T. Wiley, President and CEO of ATWEC Technologies, Inc. "Our research shows that a child responds better by hearing a human voice as opposed to sensory sounds. We want to make our Kiddie Systems™ products available and affordable for use throughout Georgia. This new partnership with National Bus Sales now makes our mission possible. Given the number of accidents we continue to see, if we can save just one child's life, our efforts will be worth it."
Shareholders and other investors can find information and photos of the press conference, Kiddie Systems™ products, and the Georgia Kidsafe™ program posted on the Company's website home page, www.atwec.com.
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About ATWEC Technologies, Inc.:
ATWEC Technologies, Inc. is a child safety and security company, headquartered in Memphis, TN, and has been doing business since 1979. ATWT has developed unique child safety devices which protect children while they are being transported, both to and from schools, events, and homes. ATWT has been issued patent number 7,646,288,B2 by the US patent office, and its business model is associated with legislation designed to mandate these systems for school and other vehicles, on a state-by-state basis. The Company trades on the Pink-OTC Markets under the symbol "ATWT", and the Company's website is www.atwec.com.
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