On the morning of December 12 th, 2017 at Hai Au Hotel, Quy Nhon city, the closing ceremony of the project "“Accessibility for integration” for the period of 2015-2017" in Binh Dinh province, was successfully held with the participation of sponsor representatives - Mr. Christopher Abram - Director Division of Environmental Resources and Social Development, USAID; Representatives from local authorities included Mr. Phan Dinh Hoa - Deputy Director of Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Duc Hoang - Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Department, Mr. Nguyen Tien Dung - Vice Chairman of City People's Committee Quy Nhon city, and many disabled children in the project area.
Picture: Overall of the project summary.
The fact that people with disabilities are considered incompetent and a burden for society over a long period of time, has somewhat limited their opportunities to develop comprehensively. Most people with disabilities are still passive recipients of charity programs from benefactors who have good intentions but lack knowledge about the needs and demands of people with disabilities. They also do not understand about the model of a rights-based society, which is being promoted by the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and was approved by the Vietnamese Government in December 2014. Nearly three years of efforts to implement the first phase of the project, besides the limitations, the project has achieved certain success and bring many benefits for people with disabilities.
Picture: Mr. Phan Dinh Hoa - Deputy Director of Binh Dinh Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs spoke at the event.
Picture: Mr. Christopher Abram - Director of Division of Natural Resources and Environment and Social Development spoke at the event.
Picture: Ms. Luu Thi Anh Loan – DRD Managing Director spoke at the event.
In order to understand the activities that DRD has carried out during the past time, Truong Huy Vu - DRD project staff presented the activity report and handed over the improvement works at the Quy Nhon city and An Nhon town.
At the same time, in order to increase the objective part of the activities that the Access for Integration project has implemented during the period 2015-2017, DRD has invited Mr. Le Dai Tri - Consultant to evaluate the project independently- presented of the final evaluation results of the project in September/2017.
Picture: Mr. Truong Huy Vu, DRD Project staff presented activities.
Picture: Mr. Le Dai Tri – consultant who evaluated the project independently spoke at the event.
Picture: Commune officials provided comments during the discussion
After this ceremony, DRD hopes that the project will continue to develop and actively support people with disabilities in particular and raise awareness about disability in the community in general.