Italians build centres for disabled kids

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VOV News English - 39 month(s) ago 4 readings

The Italian Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) Organisation has built seven rehabilitation centres, valued at US$1.3 million, for disabled children in northern Bac Giang province.

The two-year project received US$1.19 million in sponsorship from the European Union, with remaining funds coming from the provincial budget.

Started in 2008, the project was aimed at helping disabled children integrate with their communities while improving their family lives.

According to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the province has an approximate 3,500 disabled children, most of whose families are too poor to afford hospital treatment.

The seven centres were built at hospitals situated in Tan Yen, Hiep Hoa, Luc Nam and Luc Ngan districts, the provincial rehabilitation hospital, the orphan sponsoring centre and the SOS Village.

Each centre will be equipped to care for 80-90 disabled children a year.

At present, the Luc Ngan district centre is in charge of five disabled children, three of them have shown excellent progress over the past 10 months.

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