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.
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).
A photo exhibition featuring 150 photos taken by 30 photographers with disabilities opened at the Museum of Vietnamese Women in Hanoi on April 14.
People with disabilities should not be viewed as unfortunates and need help, but those with equal rights and that rights must be ensured to enable them to help themselves and contribute to society, said Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam.
Japanese Prime Minister’s spouse Akie Abe visited disabled children who are receiving treatment at Hanoi Rehabilitation Hospital on January 16.
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.
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.
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.
A workshop was held in southern Ninh Thuan province on April 29 discussing ways to support children with disabilities in social integration.
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.
A national conference was held in Hanoi on April 8 to honour outstanding people with disabilities and orphans in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the community.
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.
The Zhishan Foundation – a Taiwanese non-governmental organisation – on January 26 granted scholarships totaling over VND560 million (US$25,077) to 920 poor students with good learning performance in the central province of Quang Tri.
(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:
(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.
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.
The Prime Minister has signed a decision to establish a National Committee for Vietnamese Persons with Disabilities.
Authorities of the central province of Quang Ngai had a working session on integrated educational for children with disabilities with a delegation from the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) organisation on September 21.
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.
The Switzerland-based Children Action organisation on July 3-4 provided free medical check-ups for nearly 200 children in central Phu Yen province to select dozens of them with disabilities for surgeries.