|Nguyễn Hướng Dương, director of The Audio Books Charity Fund speaking at the launching ceremony on March 25. – Photo VNA/VNS|
HCM CITY – Microsoft Việt Nam and the Audio Books Charity Fund for the Blind launched a year-long ICT Training programme for the visually impaired in HCM City on March 25.
The US$70,000 programme will organise three month courses with each having seven to ten students who will enjoy a total of 144 training hours. It will be run by 10 lecturers with bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Students will receive training in computer use and job-search assistance.
The programme sponsors are Tân Nam Đô Trading and Service Co. Ltd and the Việt Nam Foundation. They have donated 30 computers to the Audio Books Charity Fund and 77 “360 Computers” designed for the visually impaired.
The Audio Books Charity Fund, which has been operating since 1998, has recorded 1,684 books and produced 385,037 free cassettes and audio books for 99 blind associations and schools for the blind and visually impaired.
Besides audio books, the charity fund has five other programmes that serve entertainment and study purposes for the blind and visually impaired. – VNS