500 wheelchairs presented to locals with disabilities in Quang Binh (Photo: VNA)

Quang Binh (VNA) – The association for support of the disabled and orphans of Quang Binh and the US organisation Giving It Back to Kids presented 500 wheelchairs to locals with disabilities in the central province on December 1.

This was part of activities to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).

Mai Xuan Thu, President of the Quang Binh association for support of the disabled and orphans said that the province is home to 45,000 people with disabilities. The wheelchairs are useful to the disabled in their daily activities, easing their difficulties and helping them become better integrated into the society, he said.

In this programme, Quang Ninh, Bo Trach districts and Ba Don town received 35 wheelchairs each, while Quang Trach, Le Thuy and Tuyen Hoa districts each got 40. Minh Hoa district was given 25 wheelchairs, Dong Hoi city got 22 and the provincial association of former volunteer youngsters had 15.

Ha Quang Hieu, director of the wheelchair programme of the Giving It Back to Kids, said that since 2016, the organisation presented more than 1,500 wheelchairs to the needy in Quang Binh.-VNA