RoK-supported project to give more employment chances to the blind hinh anh 1The ceremony on October 7 to sign the MoU on cooperation in a project to support the blind in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Blind Association and the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Siloam Centre for the Blind on October 7 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in a project to support the blind in Vietnam in 2019.

During a ceremony in Hanoi to introduce the project and launch training courses, President of the association Pham Viet Thu said that the centre will send specialists to help train Vietnamese blind in massaging, Braille letter printing and using technological software and equipment.

The centre will also provide the association with 50 magnifying glasses and software as well as fee for Braille book printing for blind students nationwide.

Thu said that the project is significant for the blind in Vietnam as it provides them with more chances to enhance their skills, increase income and improve their living conditions.

After graduating, the trainees are expected to continue transferring the skills and knowledge to their fellows across the country.

Director of Siloam Centre Dongic Choi said that massaging is the most suitable profession for the blind, but it has yet to be popularized in Southeast Asia.

With their knowledge and skills acquired in the US and the UK, he and trainers from the centre hope to help the blind in Vietnam gain modern massaging skills so that they will have more employment chances and brighter future./.