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They all shared two things in common: they suffered from a disability and were members of a free class taught by Le Thi Hoa.

Charity class makes dreams come true for needy children

On an area of 10 square metres in a narrow alley on Sai Gon riverbank is a special classroom which has operated for more than 20 years making literary dreams come true for many underprivileged children in the city.

Craft training helps people with disabilities

 VietNamNet Bridge – Suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) since her birth has not stopped Nguyen Thi Thu Thuong, 33, from becoming a director of a vocational training centre for the handicapped.

Films made by deaf people screened

 VietNamNet Bridge – First short films made by people with disabilities in Viet Nam were shown at Cong Nhan Theatre on April 2.

Documentary on Vietnamese AO victim named in Oscars’ shortlist

‘Chau, Beyond the Lines’, a documentary on Vietnamese Agent Orange victims, directed by Courtney Marsh, has been listed as of top 10 documentary short subject contenders for the 88th Academy Award.

Few jobs for those with disabilities

 VietNamNet Bridge – Just 1,000 people with disabilities received vocational training and found employment over three years (2012-14), much lower than the 20,000 people who desired to do so.

Roadblocks litter the path of the ‘disabled'

 VietNamNet Bridge – Since most public infrastructure facilities are designed without the needs of people with disabilities in mind, their difficulties in traversing big city streets,

Social News 9/9

 Authorities uncover illegal timber trade; Factory workers suffocate to death; Five children drown across weekend; HCM City seeks investors for playgrounds; Heavy rain damages Ca Mau Province dike

Helping people put their best foot forward

 VietNamNet Bridge – People with disabilities should take heart from the stories of a nine-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who have been helped to get on their feet by inspirational peers and free prosthetic limbs.

Wheelchair users take on Latin jive

 VietNamNet Bridge – Huynh Thanh Thao of Cu Chi District, HCM City, who has congenital brittle bone disease, was astonished to see a Youtube clip of a person in a wheelchair dancing together with a non-disabled partner.

Political News Headlines 7/4

 Overlapping policies hinder poverty reduction efforts; Party leader inspects work on new rural areas in Phu Tho; Bulgarian PM begins visit to strengthen bilateral ties; Prime Minister joins walk to support people with disabilities

US unveils five-year strategy for VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced its 2014-18 Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

People with disabilities struggle through daily life

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Minh Hao, 22, used his arms to climb the stairs at a supermarket in District 9 with great difficulty.

Italian plants seed for change

 VietNamNet Bridge – Alongside a Vietnamese farmer, Lisa Huber bends her back to plant rice seedlings in the field. The Italian national is not on a tour designed for foreign tourists to discover the wet rice culture.

Free transport provided for people with disabilities in HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – A pilot project has been launched to provide transport support services for people with disabilities in HCM City.

Bourbon Street jazz to come to city

VietNamNet Bridge – “Bourbon Street Jazz Festival” will begin on June 1 at Q4, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in District 4, promising to bring the sound and taste of Bourbon Street, New Orleans to HCM City.

Disabilities no barrier to making movies

 VietNamNet Bridge – Against the hustle and bustle of city traffic, a young boy is quietly putting up a large poster on an empty wall next to a restaurant.

Limbless Nick Vujicic warmly welcomed in HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nick Vujicic enjoyed meeting his Vietnamese fans at the While Palace Conventional Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22.


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