As many as 82 disabled people in the central province of Binh Thuan have benefited from a Spanish-funded project implemented in the locality since 2012.

Funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and the Spanish Red Cross, the project works to provide vocational training for people with disabilities in the area, helping them find suitable jobs and easily integrate into the wider community.

The project has cooperated with 16 enterprises and vocational training centres in the province to build training programmes for the disabled.

Nguyen Thi Thu Hang from the provincial Red Cross said the disabled people in the province were trained mainly as hairdressers, sand art workers, repairers, embroiderers and civil tailors. They were also given advice to choose jobs suitable for their ability.

To encourage and help trainees do business themselves, the project’s management board organised training courses on starting a business for 29 people. All have qualified well in the locality.

At present, Binh Thuan province is home to 19,800 disabled people. Of the total, there are a great number of unemployed working-age people.

In the coming time, the project’s management board will continue building plans to organise vocational training courses for local invalid people, thus helping them integrate into community.-VNA