VNAH to Organize Free Concert in Danang for People with Disabilities

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VNAH to Organize FREE Concert in DaNang for People with Disabilities
Concert will Commemorate U.N. International Day of Disabled Persons


McLean, VA, November 14 – On November 30, Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH) will sponsor a concert in Danang, Vietnam to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons, which takes place on December 3. The concert will feature the well-known Vietnamese singers Ho Ngoc Ha, Phuong Vy and Cao Thai Son, the musical group AC&M from Ho Chi Minh City, two groups of performers from Vietnamese Army Command in Hanoi and the vision-impaired musical group from Nguyen Dinh Chieu School in Danang city.

The concert is the first event of its kind in Vietnam, and it has been officially scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on November 30 at the Trung Nu Vuong Theater in Danang city. With this event, VNAH hopes to raise awareness about disability issues in Vietnam and about the many new humanitarian programs for people with disabilities (PWDs) in and around Danang, including the American Rehabilitation Clinic at Binh Dan General Hospital. 

As a result of generous contributions from the Danang city government, the concert will be free for PWDs. VNAH will provide transportation, accommodations and meals for approximately 150 PWDs from 14 provinces around the country, who will join another 400 local PWDs from the Danang area. Local school children, the general public, government officials, local non-governmental organizations and members of the media will also be invited to attend. A total of 1,200 people are expected at the concert, and thousands more will watch the event live on television channel DRT/Danang or rebroadcast on VTV-4 at a later date.

Along with the efforts of VNAH, major support for the event will be provided by C.A.T.I. Media & Event Company and the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Culture and Information of Danang city. 

Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH) is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to meeting priority humanitarian and development needs in Vietnam. VNAH's projects focus on helping people with disabilities lead rewarding and productive lives that include the ability to fully participate in their nation's and their community's social and economic affairs.