foundation helps to build workshop for north’s disabled
THAI BINH — The Viet Nam
Veterans of America Foundation is providing technical support to build an
orthopaedic workshop in the northern province of Thai Binh’s Rehabilitation
The workshop, which has
received a grant of US$20,000 from the United States Agency for International
Development and the Boeing Company, is being built in the province’s
Rehabilitation Hospital in Kien Xuong District.
Until September 2009, the
foundation will focus on building and supplying equipment for the workshop and
organising training courses for orthopaedic surgeons in the province.
Last Wednesday, the
foundation presented 250 wheelchairs to Nam Dinh AGAPE Hospital.
The wheelchairs will be
assembled by teams of doctors and therapists at nine hospitals in the north of
The shipment of 250
differently sized wheelchairs will be given to 90 disabled children and 160
disable adults in Ha Noi, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Hoa Binh, Ha Nam, Ha Giang, Hai
Duong and Thanh Hoa.
The foundation is also
providing a range of other services for disabled people through the
Dr Hoang Cao Sa, director
of AGAPE Hospital said: "We wish to express our sincere thanks to the
organisations for their support.
They have done so many
good things for mobility-impaired people, helping them to improve the quality of
There are about 130,000
people with disabilities in the province. — VNS