City launches vocational center for handicapped and orphaned

After two years of construction and three years of running training courses, the HCMC Vocational Center for Handicapped and Orphaned was officially opened on Sunday at Xuan Thoi Thuong Ward in Hoc Mon District.

Under the management of the HCMC Sponsorial Association for Handicapped and Orphaned (HASHO), this project has trained 400 students per year, including 200 boarders, and was built with capital of VND20 billion.


HCMC Party chief Le Thanh Hai (2nd, R) and the Vietnam Sponsorial Association for Handicapped and Orphaned vice chairwoman Hoang Dieu Tuyet (R) pay compliments to a deaf trainee at the opening ceremony - Photo: Kinh Luan

“Until now, we have raised for the center a foundation of almost VND29 billion. This money has been collected from foreign and local organizations and benefactors such as the Lawrence S. Ting Fund for Community Sponsorship, the Kobe City Rainbow Lions Association, Saigon Pure Water (Sapuwa Co.), over VND10 billion from the city People’s Committee and almost VND6 billion from Unilever Vietnam,” said HASHO president Nguyen Cong Ai.

The 2-hectare center has an administration area, 7 classroom-workshops, two dining halls, and 10 dormitories. “Within three years, the center has trained almost 900 trainees who came from not only the city but also from other provinces, especially solitary regions. With 15 careers such as sewing, embroidering, office computing, fashion design, accounting and electronics, the center has opened 61 free-of-charge courses through online enrolment.


Source: english.thesaigontimes.vn

Collect by Nhu Ai SAPUWA


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