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4/13/2018 9:48:18 AM

Wheelchairs given to the disabled, orphans in Thua Thien-Hue

As many as 520 wheelchairs worth 1.53 billion VND (67,100 USD) donated by US organisation “Giving it back to kids” were presented to the disabled and orphans in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 12.

The Association for the Support of Handicapped and Orphans of Thua Thien-Hue hands over scholarships worth 500,000 VND each and one scholarship worth 2.4 million VND to 41 local students. (Photo: baothuathienhue.vn)

The wheelchairs were given during an event held to mark the 25th founding anniversary of the province’s Association for the Support of Handicapped and Orphans (April 9).

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Khac Dinh said Thua Thien – Hue is currently home to more than 29,000 people with disabilities and nearly 4,600 disadvantaged children, including 377 orphans.

During 25 years of its operation, the province’s Association for the Support of Handicapped and Orphans has implemented a number of policies on social welfare, raising public awareness and life quality for people in need, he added.

To date, the association has mobilised more than 72 billion VND (3.16 million USD) for handicapped people and orphans in the province, as well as arranged rehabilitation programmes and free orthopaedic, heart and optical surgeries for many disadvantaged children.

Chairman of the association Pham Ba Vuong said it will continue working to enhance the efficient use of the funds for the local handicapped and orphans and build more public services and infrastructure to support people with disabilities.

On the occasion, the association handed over scholarships worth 500,000 VND each and one scholarship worth 2.4 million VND to 41 local students./.

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