The Southern Vietnam Network for People with Disabilities made its debut on November 9, reaching out to include 35 associations in HCM City and other southern provinces.

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the network is the result of efforts made by the Disabilities Research and Capacity Development Centre (DRD) to connect associations of people with disabilities in the southern part of the country.

The network is expected to enable people with disabilities to find it much easier to access education and employment opportunities, giving them greater confidence to be part of mainstream society.

It will also create opportunities for members to share experiences and overcome obstacles they face in the integration process.

Besides, the network will provide counseling on related laws, soft skills training for jobs, career orientation services as well as vocational training.-VNA