Last update 10/3/2011 10:07:00 AM (GMT+7)

First deaf education centre founded

VietNamNet Bridge –The Centre for Research and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CED), the first of its kind in the country, was launched in HCM City yesterday, Oct 2.

The centre will be responsible for taking care of deaf children's and psychological consultation while educating deaf people in sign language, communication skills and job placement.

Director of the CED Duong Phuong Hanh, also deaf, said that the centre's mission would be to help the deaf integrate into society and associate able-bodied people with the disabled.

* Fund grants 470 scholarships

Four hundred and seventy students from high schools and universities around the country have received scholarships worth VND3.9 billion (US$188,000) from the Lawrence S. Ting Fund and the Phu My Hung Co Ltd.

The scholarships, worth VND4.5 million each for high school students and VND10 million for university students respectively, were offered to those who had achieved excellent academic results.

The Phu My Hung Company runs several funds, support associations for poor patients and organisations for encouraging study nationwide worth a total of VND5 billion ($242,000).

VietNamNet/Viet Nam News