Project helps children with disabilities in Vietnam
Asia-Pacific, Misc., News, June 29 2017
QUANG BINH: Over 650 children with disabilities have had access to early detection, intervention and inclusive education services during a three-year project in central Quang Binh province.
These children, who are at kindergarten and primary school ages, were helped to integrate into society and unblock their potentials, according to a workshop to review the results of the project “Early Identification and Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Quang Binh province” in the locality on June 27.
The project was carried out in nine communes of Le Thuy and Quang Trach districts and Dong Hoi city under the joint effort of Switzerland-based Caritas and the provincial People’s Committee.
Launched in September 2014, the project has achieved positive results in all three components – healthcare, education and community’s awareness improvement.
It has not only given rehabilitation equipment, wheelchairs, and hearing aids to children with disabilities but also provided training for medical workers and teachers.
The project’s management board took the occasion to honour six organisations for their contributions to the project.