Blind teacher wins top scholarship for social work

Last update 10:27 | 16/12/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Huynh Huu Canh and his cousin were digging up an iron object one day when a bomb left over from the war exploded, killing his cousin and leaving Canh, then in the fourth grade, blind.

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Huynh Huu Canh, who has won a scholarship to study for a master’s degree, attends the Australia Awards Scholarships ceremony in HCM City with his wife and sister in early December. – VNS Photo Gia Loc

“That time was horrible. I fell into a depression,” Canh said, adding that he could no longer see a sunset, farmland or colours.

He became isolated in his home and his parents did not know what to do, thinking he would become a lottery ticket seller.

In early December, he was one of 52 Vietnamese who were granted an Australia Awards Scholarship, which is part of a programme funded by the Australian Government, offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development. Tiếp tục đọc “Blind teacher wins top scholarship for social work”

Roadblocks litter the path of the ‘disabled’

Increased mobility: A three-wheel motorbike driver (left) from the DRP centre serves his passenger, who uses a wheel chair, with a cheap ride in a street in downtown HCM City. — Photos Courtesy DRP centre

VNS – Since most public infrastructure facilities are designed without the needs of people with disabilities in mind, their difficulties in traversing big city streets, entering buildings and enjoying outdoor recreational areas are magnified. Thankfully, some new initiatives are helping them navigate their home cities with greater ease. Le Huong reports. Tiếp tục đọc “Roadblocks litter the path of the ‘disabled’”