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Helping people with disabilities always policy priority

Helping people with disabilities always policy priority

Helping people with disabilities integrate into the community has always been a priority in Vietnam’s policies towards this disadvantaged group, and the nation will continue to focus on this task in the 2016-2020 period.

Quang Tri presents gifts to the disabled

Quang Tri presents gifts to the disabled

The Quang Tri chapter of the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans will present gifts to the disabled and orphans living in need from April 16-20 on the occasion of the 37th Vietnam Day of Persons with Disabilities (April 18).

Vietnam helps the disabled integrate into the community

Vietnam helps the disabled integrate into the community

VOV.VN - Vietnam has about 7 million persons with disabilities, 4 million of whom are of working age. In recent years the Vietnamese government has adopted policies to help disabled people get an education and find a job they can do.

People with disabilities helped to cope with climate change

People with disabilities helped to cope with climate change

A workshop on enhancing vulnerable groups’ capacity of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation was held by the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the central province of Quang Binh on September 21.

Vietnam observes UN convention on rights of the disabled

Vietnam observes UN convention on rights of the disabled

The Prime Minister has recently approved a plan on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of efforts to fulfil the country’s obligations as a convention member.

Student with disabilities starts library at rural school

Student with disabilities starts library at rural school

Poor children living in Phu Tho province’s Thanh Ba District believe that only books can open a door to the world. Unfortunately, not many books, particularly history and art productions, are sold in the area.

Hanoi: US$3.1 million for 2016 vocational training

Hanoi: US$3.1 million for 2016 vocational training

Authorities in the capital city planned to earmark VND70 billion (US$3.1 million) for vocational training in 2016, with priority given to rural labourers and people with disabilities.

Vietnamese athletes with disabilities in Para Games

Vietnamese athletes with disabilities in Para Games

(VOV) -Vietnamese athletes with disabilities have gained impressive achievement in ASEAN Para Games with 48 gold, 58 silver and 50 bronze medals. Here are some photos featuring touching moments of them at the six-day biennial events:

Ensuring fundamental rights of persons with disabilities

Ensuring fundamental rights of persons with disabilities

(VOV) - Since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam has implemented a number of activities to support disabled people. State agencies, social organizations, and the community have been involved in this effort.

Wheelchairs given to the disabled in Bac Kan province

The Lawrence S.Ting Community Support Fund presented 140 wheelchairs worth VND231 million (US$10,500) to the Bac Kan Association for Support to the People with Disabilities and Orphans on October 21.

IT project to help educate children with disabilities

IT project to help educate children with disabilities

A three-year pilot project to educate children with disabilities through information technology (IT) would help equalise opportunities for all Vietnamese children, said the Primary Education Department Deputy Head Tran Thi Tham on August 19.