Wounded Warrior | 82 ABN DIV
VNAH donated $10K to Wounded Warrior and the US military 82nd Airborne Division.
After the visit to Chiem Hao District and the Tuyen Quang Province (Northern Highlands), VNAH was provided a grant from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam to build a new dormitory in Chiem Hoa District.
MOLISA organized a conference to announce that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is likely to be ratified by the National Assembly in its upcoming session.
Senator Leahy, U.S. Congressional Delegation, visits Hoa Vang District to take part in a wheelchair distribution organized by DAI and VNAH. This event is one of many under the three-year DSP Program that aims to address the needs of Vietnamese with disabilities and those that are affected by Agent Orange Dioxin.
Vietnam Moving Toward U.N. Diability Treaty Ratification
High-level Vietnamese officials announced at a National Conference that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is likely to be ratified by the National Assembly in its upcoming session. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) working in partnership with the National Assembly's Committee of Social Affairs, and was received technical assistance and funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH).
U.S. Congressional Delegation visits VNAH's Projects
Senator Leahy praised the leadership role of VNAH in working with the private business sector and the government in the training and employment as well as the area of program development and policy for persons with disabilities during the luncheon hosted by VNAH and local private business.
Improving Education in Remote Villages, VNAH Builds More Than 100 Schools to Date
VNAH/HealthEd, with the support from several organizations and donors, has build 138 schools and dormitories in the Central and Northern Highlands regions of Vietnam since 2005. Support has come from People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) of Vietnam, the Japan Embassy in Vietnam, The Nippon Foundation, Asian Education and Friendship Association, as well as other organizations and private donors.
In an effort to improve the overall education effort in the remote areas, VNAH/HealthEd's program provides new classrooms together with an educational, cultural exchange for teachers and students. The exchange activity between Vietnamese and Japanese schools aim to promote friendship and the sharing of educational and cultural information.
"During a visit in Sept 2014 to Chiem Hoa District, Tuyen Quang Province (Northern Highlands), we saw many elementary schools in extremely poor condition, " Ca Van Tran, VNAH President said.
May communes in remote areas in Chiem Hoa District often have makeshift, temporary schools. This is the same problem with Central Highlands and the border regions. On top of this problem, a majority of ethnic children simply don't go to school because of lack of teachers, teaching materials, and severe poverty.
Earlier this year, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam provided a grant to VNAH to build a new dormitory at Phuc Son middle school in Chiem Hoa District. This school has more than 300 students, all of whom are from the Dao and Mong ethnic groups.