The 11th charity art programme, entitled “One Heart – One World”, will be held in Hanoi on April 13, in anticipation of the Vietnam Day of People with Disabilities (April 18).

The annual event will be broadcast live on VTV2 in order to mobilise the community’s financial aid for vocational training and job generation for disabled people and orphans, said Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the Association in Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans.

Lieu further said that the programme also aims to honour outstanding disabled people and orphans across the country and call on sectors, organisations and individuals to join hands to help them overcome difficulties in their lives.

Over the past decade, with the donations, the association has organised many activities to help people with disabilities and orphans improve their living standards and integrate into the local communities.

However, localities across the country still have numerous handicapped people and orphans in need of healthcare services, education and jobs, he stressed.

This year, the association will step up the implementation of six key programmes. They focus on rehabilitating 1,200 physically disabled people in the community, conducting cataract surgeries for 8,000 blind people, providing vocational training and jobs for 1,500 disabled people and orphans, and 5,000 wheelchairs for people who need them along with 15,000 scholarships and bicycles for local orphans.-VNA