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The Right is not what you “Crave for”

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The Right is not what you “Crave for”

DRD has just completed 2 days training on "Equality and Inclusion for People with Disabilities (PWDs)" in Quy Nhon. After 2 days of training, participants clearly differentiated and understood the terms disability and handicapped, also the barriers and models support PWDs, in which the charitable model is not sustainable, and by now the international convention and laws of PWD were moving towards the...

Workshop Assessing needs for Organizations relating to PWDS

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Workshop Assessing needs for Organizations relating to PWDS

To help people with disabilities reach full rights, we do not go alone but should go together with partners. Under the guidance of Dr. Vo Thi Hoang Yen, Director of DRD, after two days of the workshop "Needs Assessment of Organizations Involved in People with Disabilities", the Binh Dinh Association of PWDs identified the need / demand for the period of 2018-2020, with the priorities were the understanding...

Freedom Leg - Useful products for PWDS and Accidents victims

Friday, 18 May 2018

Freedom Leg - Useful products for PWDS and Accidents victims

On the afternoon of May 18th, Roger Ferrell, founder and director of Social Entrepreneurship Kids First (KFE), brought to DRD products called Freedom Leg and raised the issue of cooperation with DRD in product offering. This is for people with disabilities and accidents victims who are in difficult conditions.       Freedom Leg provides exceptional support for patients who are suffering...

Welcome a group of Professors and Students from West Virginia University (USA)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Welcome a group of Professors and Students from West Virginia University (USA)

On May 18th, Neal Newfield, a professor of Social Work and Susan Newfield, professor of Nursing and two Social Work students at West Virginia University, visited DRD to help students have better understanding of issues related to people with disabilities, and social work with people with disabilities in Vietnam. What the students were interested in the exchange was the accessibility and integration...

Turns out love is not difficult and peace is so simple

Friday, 27 April 2018

Turns out love is not difficult and peace is so simple

The course Mindfulness – based Transformation (MT61 - 7, 8, 9 April 2018) was an unforgettable experience to me. I was occupied by the same feelings throughout the course – the feelings that had been long buried and were only realized at the end of the 3-day course. 3 days was too short of a time but I felt like I received a lot. I came to the realization that I had missed many things in...

Launch of legal counsel services for people with disabilities

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Launch of legal counsel services for people with disabilities

In the morning of 20 April 2018, in the celebration of Vietnam National Day of People with Disabilities 18 April, Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD) held the official launch of legal counsel services for people with disabilities in the presence of Mr. Nguyen Van Cu – DRD’s Vice Director, Ms. Truong Thi Hoa – Truong Thi Hoa Law Office, Mr. Dang Duc Tri – Director...

Assessment on Ham Nghi bus stop (District 1) April 15, 2018

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Assessment on Ham Nghi bus stop (District 1) April 15, 2018

At 7:30 am on 18 April 2018, DRD scholarship group arrived and started their assessment on the bus station of Ham Nghi (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) regarding their disabled-accessibility. This new bus station is to serve travelers in central Saigon, officially launched in replacement for Ben Thanh bus station during the construction of Metro 1 underground train station.  The assessors were divided...

Training Course for communicators in Tay Ninh province from 9 to 11 april, 2018 – training course from the hearts

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Training Course for communicators in Tay Ninh province from 9 to 11 april, 2018 – training course from the hearts

From 9 to 11 April, 2018, DRD held training on communication skill for 34 communicators in Tay Ninh Province to provide communication knowledge and build their advocacy capacity for people with disabilities (PWDs) who participate PWD’s Club.   Through 3 training days, communicators gained disability knowledge, PWD’s barriers, support modeling, communicator’s role in behavior...

DRD’s fellowship group meeting in March

Friday, 23 March 2018

DRD’s fellowship group meeting in March

In the morning of 25th March, 2018, at DRD’s training room, 12 DRD’s scholarship students participated the meeting to prepare for Ham Nghi bus station survey which is going to take place on 15th April, 2018. Overview of meeting Besides, they’ve planned for the next months: - Survey and visit Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden (Thao Cam Vien) on 20th May, 2018. - Peer counseling on 24th...

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