Blind association keen to provide jobs for disabled people
Since its establishment five years ago, the Hai Duong Blind Association has recognised that society has a great demand for massage. At the same time, traditional jobs for the blind, such as making bamboo toothpicks and brooms is low-income work and blind workers have to compete with normal workers.
Youth plays important role in poverty reduction in Vietnam
Young Vietnamese people play a very important role in the country's fight against poverty, Udaya Rạ Pandey, Vice President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), told Vietnam News Agency reporters on the sidelines of an international seminar on poverty alleviation held in Hanoi on August 31.
NGOs provide over $6m for humanitarian projects
Foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have donated over US$6 million to poverty relief programmes in Viet Nam since 1990, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.