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Workshop discusses innovative solutions to achieve inclusive, equitable quality education

Educationists from around Southeast Asia are discussing best practices and innovative solutions to achieve inclusive and equitable education at workshop that began in HCM City (May 12).Deputy Minister of Education and Training Assoc Prof Dr Nguyễn Văn Phúc said many indicators of general education in ...

Disabled people key partners in efforts for sustainable development in Việt Nam: UN

The United Nations launched a joint project to ensure better rights for people with disabilities on Wednesday, aiming to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) through effective collaboration.The UN joint project will help with capacity-building activities and collaboration on the ...

Student startup innovation for older persons and people with disability in the COVID-19

So far Vietnam has made a lot of efforts in containing the pandemic. However, the impacts of the global health crisis have critically affected the livelihood and health of the Vietnamese people and particularly vulnerable populations, including older people and those with disabilities.UNFPA in partnership ...

Thai An

Technology empowers people with disabilities

Twenty-two people with visual impairments are attending a digital business training and coaching course for four months in Hà Nội to help them adapt to the fourth industrial revolution and co-exist with COVID-19. The trainees are mostly selling products online or working to become sale ...

People living with disabilities get digital skill support

Thirty-nine students with disabilities will develop the skills needed to take on digital employment opportunities to help them live independently, support their families and contribute to the digital economy.This is the objective of a five-month “Digital Employment Training Programme for Persons with Disabilities Co-existing with ...

30% of disabled made unemployed by COVID-19: UNDP report

A UNDP report has found that some 30% of respondents in Vietnam who have disabilities were made unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic while another 49% saw their working hours cut. The report, which provided a rapid assessment of the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Vietnamese ...

Data labeling: new job for blind people in contribution to combating COVID-19

Vietnam Institute of Software and Digital Content Industry, in collaboration with the Vietnam Blind Association, technology enterprises InfoRe Technology and HMD Technology, and domestic and international researchers have developed software to help blind people to make a living with data labeling jobs.In order to perform ...

Hoang Hanh

Made-in-Vietnam text-to-speech app reads to the blind

Text-to-speech technology has actually been researched and used around the world for many years, and is widely applied in services such as consulting, customer interaction, smart homes and smart traffic. The desire to have an artificial voice with the same emotion and tone of a Vietnamese ...

Prime Minister issues Directive on sustainable development

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Directive No. 13/CT-TTg on sustainable development on May 20, asserting that sustainable development is a consistent policy of the Party and State of Vietnam.The viewpoint on sustainable development has been mainstreamed in the 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy and the ...

USAID supports people with disabilities in Vietnam

Under the memorandum of intent signed on April 20, USAID and the Standing Office for the National Committee on the Settlement of Post-War Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701) will coordinate with the Ministries of Public Health, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs ...

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