Society

PM funds more education reform

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the allocation of 105 million USD for the second phase of a secondary school development project, according to a report on the Government website.
Exhibition held in France to fund AO victims Society

Exhibition held in France to fund AO victims

An exhibition of paintings entitled “The Love of Colour” by late French painter Suzy Cohen opened in Paris , France on March 17 to raise funds for Vietnamese children with disabilities and victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin.
Society

Japanese society, individuals honoured

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) presented the insignia “Peace and Friendship among Nations” to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Society of Hiroshima Prefecture and its President, Sugimoto Reiji and Secretary General, Kobayashi Kazunari.
Society

Nation focuses on child protection

The nation has targeted reducing the percentage of children with special needs to fewer than 5.5 percent of all children nationwide by 2015, under a new national programme on child protection, launched on Oct. 6 in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Society

Disabled kids put on uplifting performance

Children with a range of disabilities demonstrated at a cultural programme in HCM City on April 16 that they have the skills and abilities to perform activities that seem beyond their capabilities.
Society

More disabled people access vocational training

A special project designed to support people with disabilities has provided more than 44,000 disabled people with vocational training in the 2006-2010 period, according to the Employment Department under the Ministry of Labours, War Invalid and Social Affairs.
Health

Efforts to minimise children’s congenital defects

The Phu Tho Provincial Health Department and the Sustainable Health Development Centre (VietHealth) has jointly carried out a programme to survey and assess the demand for training communal health workers in Thanh Thuy district of the northern midland province of Phu Tho.
Society

Full moon festival brings joy to disadvantaged children

The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper on Sept. 28 presented 3,000 gifts to orphans and children with disabilities in Central Highlands Kon Tum province on the occasion of the traditional and popular Full Moon Festival that falls on Oct. 3 this year.