The Norwegian Mission Alliance in Vietnam (NMA-V) has provided over 1.2 billion VND (54,000 USD) for the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang to implement a project on social integration for disabled children in 2016.

The project is being carried out at the provincial centre for integration education development support and in Cho Gao, Cai Lay and Tan Phu Dong districts, and My Tho city.

Students with disabilities receiving vocational training

It aims to provide teachers and educational managers who are in charge of caring for children and parents with the skills and knowledge related to early intervention, social integration and rehabilitation for disabled children.

The project also focuses on vocational training programmes for youths living with disabilities, raising public awareness of early intervention and rehabilitation, as well as rolling out measures to promote social integration for disabled children.

It project looks to give early intervention to at least 145 local disable children between the ages of 0-5 in the centre, and 10 others in Tan Phu Dong district in 2016. It also hopes to call on local enterprises to offer vocational training and build livelihood models for youths with disabilities.

Source: VNA