Chief of Office of the provincial People’s Committee Hoang Ngoc Khanh said on January 16 that the project, valued at VND 6 billion (more than USD 263,000), will be implemented until August 30, 2021.

The project is designed to improve the capacity of competent organizations and agencies in the locality so that they can give better support to those in need, and accelerate the implementation of policies to assist local people with disabilities, he added.

A vocational training class for disabled people

According to the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, the province is home to a disabled community of more than 34,600 people, including nearly 4,600 children – some 22,100 of whom have already come under social welfare policies.

Last year, the local disabled people association presented 40 scholarships, each worth VND 500,000 (USD 21.57), to disadvantaged students.

The local hospital also gave rehabilitation treatment to nearly 900 children under 14 years old, and joined hands with the Hue Central Hospital to provide free orthopedic surgery for 150 children, and cardiac operations for 198 children with congenital heart defects.

More than VND 489 million (USD 21,000) was mobilized to support the people with disabilities during the Tet holidays. Some 676 wheelchairs were presented to those lacking such resources by the US Giving It Back to Kids and local authorities.

In addition, the province carried out several projects to provide stable jobs for people with disabilities.

This year, the disabled people association will continue focus on popularization and raising public awareness of their community. It will work to give timely support for those in need, create favorable conditions for people with disabilities to join social activities, as well as ensure that they get access to social services and support policies to improve their quality of life.

Source: VNA