Teaching braille for blind people (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Federation for the Disabled (VNFFD) held a grand meeting in Hanoi on April 18 to mark the 20th Vietnam Day for Persons with Disabilities.

VNFFD President Dang Huynh Mai said that over the past years, the Party and State have issued a lot of policies to support people with disabilities as well as organisations that work for the rights of the disabled.

With the purpose of helping the disabled implement their rights and duties, the VNFFD was set up in 2010. The federation now has 62 chapters providing legal assistance for and introducing jobs to disabled people.

Speaking at the event, permanent Vice President of the Hanoi Disabled People Association Phan Bich Diep said that Vietnam Day for Persons with Disabilities is significant to nearly 7 million disabled people living across Vietnam.

This is an opportunity for them to show their aspirations for an equal integration into the community, thus contributing to national construction.

Since 2012, the association has coordinated closely with the Bank for Social Policies in preferential loan disbursement with a total amount of over 40 billion VND (1.75 million USD), helping generate jobs for over 2,000 people with disabilities.-VNA