At the congress. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Relief Association for Handicapped Children held its fifth national congress in Hanoi on November 27.

According to reports at the session, in the past five years, the organisation provided living allowances to 9,573 children with disabilities and free medication and treatment for more than 80,000 others.

It organised more than 600 pre-school courses for over 10,000 children with disabilities and 5,500 of them were admitted to primary schools.

During the period, four vocational centres were established, enrolling 849 disabled children and young people, of whom 737 later found paid jobs.

In the next five year, the association plans to build more functional rehabilitation centres for children of different ages and set up social services agencies.

The congress re-elected Professor Nguyen Tai Thu as Chairman of association for the 2015-2020 tenure.-VNA