Sunday, June 24, 2007

Training provided to about 500 visually impaired Vietnamese

As many as 500 visually impaired people in Hung Yen, Vinh Phuc and Quang Ngai provinces are benefiting from a three-year Swedish project that was inaugurated recently.

The VND1 billion (US$62,500) initiative, which is being implemented by the Viet Nam Association for the Blind, aims to teach the blind how to navigate through their immediate and external environment and how to read and write in Braille.

According to Cao Van Thanh, Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam Association for the Blind, similar projects have previously been successfully completed in the seven provinces of Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Nghe An, Ha Nam, Bac Ninh, Tien Giang and Khanh Hoa, benefiting over 1,000 visually impaired people.


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