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Christmas festival for orphaned and disabled children

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:27 am




Christmas festival for orphaned and disabled children


QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:49 (GMT+7)

The Association for Protecting Children’s Rights and the Cub for Community held an annual Christmas festival for orphaned and disabled children in Dam Sen Water-Park, HCM City on December 19.


The festival attracted about 1,000 attendees, 400of whom were orphaned and disabled children from HCM City and Binh Duong province. Many well-known singers and artists were involved the event.


Children had the opportunity to express their talent at games, music, kung fu and circus performances and wrote letters to Santa Claus. They also received gifts and scholarships from the benefactors.


“We hoped all the participants would share their love with the orphaned and disabled children” said Nguyen Tuan Khoi, director of the Club for Community in HCM City.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Businesses with disabled employees enjoy tax holidays

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Japan funds dormitory for disabled children

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

Japan funds dormitory for disabled children

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 4:26 am

Five million disabled need more training

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 5:36 am




Five million disabled need more training


QĐND – Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 21:10 (GMT+7)

More mechanisms should be created to help Vietnam’s 5 million disabled people access job training to make sure they fully benefit from the new Law on People with Disabilities.

Disabled people make up 6.34 percent of Vietnam’s population.

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs has asked ministries, organisations and individuals to make contributions to the draft decree, which is used to fine tune the law.

Nguyen Xuan Lap, deputy director of the ministry’s General Department of Social Protection, said those drafting the decree would clarify support policies for the disabled and enterprises that employ them.

According to the ministry, about 2.5 percent of the disabled has access to job training classes, but only 16,000 have permanent jobs.

Dang Van Thanh, vice-chairman of the Vietnam Association of Business and Enterprises for Persons with Disabilities, said the decree should refer to particular support available during training courses.

He said it should also raise the monthly support for disabled apprentices, which has remained at 540,000 VND since 2005.

Thanh said it is also necessary to create clear procedures to enable enterprises that employ handicapped people or are owned by handicapped people to access preferential loans and learn how to reduce tax or make themselves tax exempt.

According to Government decree ND81/CP passed in 1995, the number of disabled employees in larger enterprise should amount to 2-3 percent of total employees. If not, they are compelled to pay money to fund to create jobs for the disabled run by the local Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs departments. However, at present, the fund is accessible in only about 10 cities and provinces.

Thanh said measures are needed to speed up the establishment and operation of the fund throughout the whole country.

“The most important thing now is enforcement of the new law,” said Nguyen Thao Van, human resources manager of the Hanoi-based Nghi Luc Song Training Centre. She herself is also disabled.

Van said that although the State regulates support for the disabled during their apprenticeships, most apprentices receive no support, so they and their families have to manage by themselves.

She also recommended opening more training classes for the disabled. “The graduation certificates, granted at secondary school, do help them access better jobs besides the occupation certificate they earn at the centre,” Van said.

Since 2008, the centre has trained about 700 disabled people about computing and English, 30 percent of them found jobs with monthly payment of 3-4 million VND (150-200 USD).

She said this proves the effectiveness of the centre’s training model as well as the disabled’s ability to meet higher work requirements and not just be hired to do manual work, such as handicrafts.

The draft decree consists of four chapters covering regulations on the types of disabilities, levels of disabilities – and support in education, work and social welfare.

The draft proposes increasing monthly support for handicapped children and elders unable to look after themselves from 180,000 VND to 450,000 VND (10-23 USD). Those who take care of them will be given 270,000 VND (13 USD).

The Law on People with Disabilities was approved in June and will take effect next year. It replaces another law framed in 1998.


Source: VNA/ Photo: QDND


Source: QDND

Sports festival for the disabled to open next month

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm




Sports festival for the disabled to open next month


QĐND – Saturday, June 19, 2010, 20:51 (GMT+7)

The fourth National Festival of Sports and Arts for People with Disabilities will take place in the central city of Da Nang from July 18-26.


the General Department of Physical Training and Sports told a press briefing in Hanoi on June 16 that disabled athletes from cities and provinces nationwide will compete in seven sports events, including track and field, swimming, badminton, table tennis, weightlifting, tennis, and chess.


Art troupes will take part in such categories as solo, duet, group singing, instrumental solo, concert and dancing.


The organising board will present flags of merit and gold, silver and bronze medals to those who record outstanding achievements during the festival.


The festival not only represents the attention of the Party, State and whole society to people with disabilities but also is an activity marking the nation’s important events, including the 63 rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).


It also aims to maintain and develop sports movements among the disabled in the country and provides a chance for them to exchange experiences and strengthen solidarity.


The opening ceremony of the festival will be held on July 22.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Sports festival for the disabled to open

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 8:39 am




Sports festival for the disabled to open


QĐND – Thursday, June 17, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The fourth National Festival of Sports and Arts for People with Disabilities will take place in the central city of Da Nang from July 18-26. 


The General Department of Physical Training and Sports told a press briefing in Hanoi on June 16 that disabled athletes from cities and provinces nationwide will compete in seven sports events, namely track and field, swimming, badminton, table tennis, weightlifting, tennis, and chess. 


Art troupes will take part in such categories as solo, duet, group singing, instrumental solo, concert and dancing. 


The festival marks the nation’s 63rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27). 


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

More funds to assist the disabled

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm




More funds to assist the disabled


QĐND – Friday, June 04, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

On June 4th the VNG Company unveiled the Internet Users’ Fund (VNIF), with Le Hong Minh as president and Miss Mai Phuong Thuy as the Fund’s goodwill ambassador, starting off a series of charity projects for the handicapped.


VNIF, a non-profitable organization with its own budget, aims to support humanitarian and educational activities as ways to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate.


Starting off with VND 2 billion, VNIF will receive more financial assistance from the VNG Company’s staff, the gamer community, VNIF’s partners, and other benefactors.


Source: HNMO


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Better healthcare services for the disabled

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm




Better healthcare services for the disabled


QĐND – Saturday, May 29, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)


The Party and State always pay attention to offering equal treatment and taking care of the living conditions of people with disabilities.

National Assembly (NA) deputies on May 28 focused their discussion on the draft law on the disabled.


They stressed the need to have a specific law to ensure the rights and interests of the disabled. The draft law on the disabled includes 10 chapters and 54 articles, including amendments to Chapter 10 regulating the responsibility to assess the level of disabilities of handicapped people so that they can enjoy State subsidies in line with their disabilities.


The draft law emphasizes the State‘s role in encouraging agencies, businesses and organisations to employ the disabled. Those businesses at which 50 percent of the staff are the disabled will enjoy an exemption of business income tax and preferential loans.


NA delegates said that the State should offer incentive policies for businesses at which the disabled account for 30 percent of their staff. Those businesses which do not create jobs for the disabled must contribute to charity funds in support of them.


They also agreed that better healthcare and transport services should be given to the disabled, who should also be provided with better conditions for rehabilitation.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

NGO donates wheelchairs to disabled people

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm




NGO donates wheelchairs to disabled people


QĐND – Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 22:27 (GMT+7)

The Laurence S.Ting Community Assistance Fund and the Phu My Hung Joint Stock Company on May 11 presented 251 wheelchairs, worth VND298 million, to disabled people in the central province of Nghe An.


The wheelchairs were bequeathed to disabled people in Dien Chau, Quynh Luu, Anh Son and Nghia Dan districts and Thai Hoa town.


Present at the hand-over ceremony were representatives of provincial People’s Committee, the Fatherland Fronts Committee, the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Education and Training, the Association of Victims of Agent Organge/Dioxin, the Youth Union and the Women Association.


From early 2009 until now, the Laurence S.Ting Community Assistance Fund and the Phu My Hung Joint Stock Company have funded 4,236 wheelchairs, at a total cost of over VND4 billion, for handicapped people in 23 cities and provinces nationwide.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND