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250 wheelchairs and bicycles donated to Nghe An’s children

As many as 120 wheelchairs and 130 bicycles were donated to disabled and disadvantaged children in Vinh City, the central province of Nghe An on November 2 by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children’s Nghe An chapter and Vietnam Outreach Australia.
Society

VAVA President inspects policies for AO victims

President of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) Nguyen Van Rinh on July 24 visited the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang to inspect the enforcement of policies designed for AO victims.
Society

Quang Binh officials meet overseas Vietnamese

Senior officials of the central province of Quang Binh on April 10 met with over 40 overseas Vietnamese (OVs) from 20 countries and territories who returned home to attend the Hung Kings festival.
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Central region boosts national-standard schools

The central and Central Highlands region is paying heed to the building of national-standard schools with nearly 1,840 reported to meet national standards in 2013, a rise of 199 schools against the previous year.
Visits to salute upcoming Christmas Politics

Visits to salute upcoming Christmas

The front and government senior officials have in recent days made visits to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers amid the jubilant atmosphere of the upcoming Christmas which is overwhelming various corners of the country.
Disabled children in Ha Giang enjoy free surgery Health

Disabled children in Ha Giang enjoy free surgery

Volunteer doctors are giving free health checkups and surgery to 160 children with disabilities from poor ethnic minority families in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang from June 18-24.
Major cities act for int’l day for the disabled Society

Major cities act for int’l day for the disabled

President Truong Tan Sang on December 1 joined with Ho Chi Minh City authorities and over 7,500 local residents at a charity walk to raise awareness for the International Day for People with Disabilities.
Society

Vietnam cares for disadvantaged groups

The State of Vietnam, with its humanitarian nature, has always offered legal protection and applied preferential policies to disadvantaged groups such as the disabled, women, children, the elderly and the poor.
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Better access to services for people with disabilities

Disabled people of all ages living in Vietnam will enjoy better access to health and education, employment and protection services by 2015 as a result of a high-profile initiative launched recently by the United Nations (UN) in partnership with disabled people’s organisations and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The Vietnam Business Forum reports.
Society

Scholarships, gifts presented to needy students

As many as 290 scholarships worth almost 170 million VND (8,000 USD) were presented to outstanding ethnic pupils, children with disabilities and orphans in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on October 11.
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HCM City gives scholarships to disabled children

The Education and Training Department of Ho Chi Minh City and the municipal Association for Study Encouragement on October 4 presented 150 scholarships to students with disabilities from special schools in the city.
Crystal girl meets with UN Messenger of Peace Society

Crystal girl meets with UN Messenger of Peace

During a UN meeting on people with disabilities, global music icon and UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder met Vietnamese advocate and performer Nguyen Phuong Anh ( Crystal ) on September 23 to push jointly for greater inclusion for children with disabilities.