Disability Research and Capacity Development and the Tay Ninh's Labor, War invalids and Social affairs Department co-organized the training workshop on Disability Equality Trainingpersons with disabilities (DET) on March 23 and 24, 2016. This activity is one of the activities implemented in the project “Accessibility for Inclusion” with funding from USAID.
Mr Nguyen Van Qua - vice deputy of the Tay Ninh's Labor, War invalids and social affairs department stated
Participants in the DET training were18 officers working in DOLISAs at district level, representatives from department of construction, department of transportation, department of education and training, department of information and communication, department of culture, sports and tourism, department of foreign affairs.. The topics of discussion focused on community's views on persons with disabilities' abilities, models helping persons with disabilities, obstacles that persons with disabilities are having and solutions helping them fully included in the society.
Ms Luu Thi Anh Loan, acting director DRD led the conference
At the end, one officer from the DOLISA said "Attending this training has reminded me that all what I thought about persons with disabilities are very wrong. I will try to work with families with children with disabilities to encourage them to create more opportunities to work and to participate in any social activities. The training class was not conventional, with a lot of discussion and group work. I have more interaction with other participants and freely express my opinions.”
a discussing activity at the conference
Another quote from an officer of the department of Information and Communication: "Thank DRD for the new knowledge on persons with disabilities. I also haven't fully understood how it's like as a person with disabilities. After this I'll write an article to provide more people with information and means to work better.
The picture of participants
An officer from the department of Foreign Affairs shared: "I hope the department of Construction has suggestions to build more facilities where persons with disabilities can go, not just only schools but also hospitals, parks, etc...