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Low-cost technology for young people with vision impairment
This project offers various free services to the blind, including Inclusive Education, a higher education programme, and vocational and career training. It also develops low-tech teaching devices, such as drawing kits, flash cards, and apps that can be downloaded. In 2014, 262 children and juveniles participated in project activities.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Vietnam
Blind programmers developing free software for blind users
In 2015 the Sao Mai Vocational & Assistive Technology Center for the Blind started developing software for blind users. By 2020 three products were released and are available free of charge: SM Braille, the Burmese TTS engine, and the SM Music Reader. The positive response is reflected in the increasing number of monthly downloads.
Sao Mai Center for the Blind, Vocational and Assistive Technology Center for the Blind, Vietnam
Vocational training and meaningful jobs for persons who are blind or visually impaired
The Nhat Hong Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired trains its students so as to enable them to join the open labour force as well as the supported labour markets in Ho Chi Minh City. The programme creates a personalized career plan that is not only tailored to the job search, but also to personal interests and skills.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Career Training Programme, Vietnam
Widening effective participation of people with disabilities in community-based disaster risk management - that is the mission of this project run by Malteser International and local partners in Vietnam.
A manual on inclusive community-based disaster risk management was created to complement the national project of "Awareness Raising and Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction" (CBDRM). A pilot project was launched in 47 villages in 6 communes of 3 district of Quang Nam province.
Malteser International, Manual on inclusive disaster risk management, Vietnam
A depression management programme and microloans for women
In 2014, BNVN started a depression management programme for women providing also social livelihood training, like-skills training, and self-management courses. Livelihood preparation is mostly about microfinancing. After a basic training women can get small loans enabling them to start their own business activities.
BasicNeeds Vietnam, Vietnam
IT training for people with disabilities
Since 2007, CRS - jointly with three training institutions in Viet Nam - has been offering IT courses to people with disabilities. Businesses and employers have been involved in the curriculum design, in providing internships and in recruitment (which is vital for the training outcomes). Nearly 70 per cent of the participants find employment.
CRS - Catholic Relief Services, Information Technology Training Programme (ITTP), Vietnam
Making flood-preparation and training accessible to all in the community
The Disability Inclusive Risk Reduction programme was initiated by CBM, an international NGO, in Nho Quan District, Viet Nam. It implements construction and other measures, such as self-help forums and evacuation training, to improve the access of people with disabilities to disaster response and shelter during the rainy season.
CBM - Christoffel Blind Mission Germany, Disability inclusive and disaster prepared communities, Vietnam
Transforming special schools into Support Centres
The project advocated for the establishment of support centres or the transformation of special schools into support centres in 18 districts of three provinces in Vietnam. MCNV provided technical support for the centres to mandate the early detection, early intervention, and support for Inclusive Education for children with disabilities.
Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam, Vietnam