An EU-funded project will be implemented in the southern province of Dong Nai to help local people with disabilities improve their daily lives.
This information was announced at a recent seminar held in Dong Nai province to assess disabled people’s living conditions and their demand for work.
Accordingly, the project will be carried out in 12 communes in Trang Bom, Long Thanh and Xuan Loc districts from 2012-2013 by the Dong Nai provincial Department for Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in co-ordination with Handicap International, with financial assistance of more than US$213,000 funded by the European Union (EU).
Under the project, the disabled will have a chance to attend vocational training courses, enjoy social welfare and gradually integrate into the community.
A recent survey showed that Dong Nai currently has about 350 disabled people, 39.7 percent them are women at the age of 25-45. About 56 percent of the disabled are unemployed though they are able to work. Almost 70 percent of them receive social benefit policies, while 84 percent are provided with healthcare insurance. Source: VOV