Around 1,100–1,900 children in five districts of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak are benefited from a project of early childhood intervention and education for children with disabilities every year, according to the provincial Department of Education and Training.

The project funded by the Netherlands–Vietnam Medical Committee is carried out in Prong Pak, Cu M’gar, Krong Bong, Lak and Buon Ma Thuat city.

Since 1999, the committee has provided the Dac Lak education sector with 4.1 billion VND (192,000 USD) to raise the public awareness, improve professional capacity for benefitted units, strengthen management capacity, provide facilities and teaching tools, and support vocational training activities for children with disabilities.

Thanks to the project, a number of managers and teachers in charge of caring those children were given training, and public awareness of education for disabled children was raised, helping detect children with disabilities at early age and provide early intervention for them.

There are about 3,000 children with disabilities aged between 1 and 16 years old in Dak Lak province. Of them, 2,000 are detected at early age and have access to education.-VNA