VOV.VN -An installation exhibition running with the theme of “Turning into Butterflies” by Korean artist Ahn Yun Mo is to open to public at the Korean Cultural Center from August 21 to September 14.
A seminar was held in the southern province of Dong Nai on August 19 to discuss a project to support people with disabilities caused by Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin sprayed on seven localities of Vietnam during the war.
A mass wedding was held on August 12 in Ho Chi Minh City for 41 couples with disabilities.
People with disabilities in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue are to receive better healthcare under the project “Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities” funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Action to the Community Development Centre (ACDC).
VOV.VN - Vietnam has nearly 8 million persons with disabilities, 7.8% of the population. Many incentive policies have been in place to ensure their rights and help them integrate into the community.
More than 500 people with disabilities in the northern provinces of Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho will have an opportunity to receive artificial limbs from the Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp, which is part of a Vietnam – India friendship cooperation programme.
Vietnam currently has 3.2 million disabled people who still can work and need loans. However, preferential loans for people with disabilities have remained modest.
A workshop took place in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho on February 27 to launch a local project on social inclusion of people with disabilities with an estimated funding of US$400,000.
Irish Aid, in cooperation with the central city of Da Nang, has signed an agreement for a project described as strengthening the capacity and sustainability of early childhood disabilities detection and intervention for the next three years with funds totalling VND18 billion (about US$796,000).
The Government of Vietnam always accords top priority to the protection and care of children with disabilities, and looks to create the best conditions in education for them to integrate well into society, a senior official said December 13.
More than 6,000 people with disabilities from 16 southern provinces and cities enjoyed free entry, art performances and food at a festival in the Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism Site in Ho Chi Minh City on December 2.
Disabled people who are active in the fields of economics, development, society and management participated in the “We can do it” event in Hanoi on November 29.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu School in Hanoi has 180 visually impaired students out of the total 1,740. However, the school only has two teachers trained to teach disabled students. The shortage has caused difficulties for both teachers and learners.
A tourism portal dedicated to people with disabilities (PWDs) was launched by the Hanoi Disabled People Association on November 22.
The National Committee on Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has agreed to support funding for the building and improvement of provincial service centers for people with disabilities in 77 provinces, to provide them with thorough access to government welfare.
A delegation of 142 Vietnamese athletes with disabilities left Ho Chi Minh City on September 11 for the ninth ASEAN Paralympic Games in Malaysia in the next days.
The Ministry of Public Health is set to hire more than 1,200 people with disabilities in an effort to promote employment.
Over 650 children with disabilities have had access to early detection, intervention and inclusive education services during a three-year project in central Quang Binh province.
The 21st festival for children with disabilities was held on May 31 at the Culture and Labour Palace of Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the International Children’s Day.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has taken measures to help people with disabilities integrate into the community.