Thua Thien-Hue steps up efforts to care for disabled people hinh anh 1Vocational training for disable people in Thua Thien-Hue (Source: VNA)
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Authorities of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have been making every effort to provide the best support for local people with disabilities, helping them surmount any inferiority complex and integrate into the community.

President of the provincial Association of Disabled People La Thach said all the local agencies, through various forms, have offered great assistance to the disabled.

According to Thach, over 1,500 disable people have benefited from training courses on skills, knowledge, rights and duties, during a project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Meanwhile, more than 7,800 disabled people and their relatives have been receiving legal advice on issues related to social sponsorship and free vocational training.

A great number of people with disabilities have been supported in making their livelihoods and in searching for jobs, thus improving their income and living conditions.

Thua Thien-Hue has 29,000 disabled people, including 1,000 people living at social sponsor centres.

To date, as many as 18,695 disabled people have benefited from social support policies under the Government’s Decree No. 28. A total of 2,577 have been beneficiaries of the policies for national revolutionary contributors, and 1,078 others have received social insurance cards.

Local authorities said they will continue all necessary work to ensure the continuous implementation of the policies.-VNA