GIBTK presented 500 wheelchairs to the disabled in Quang Binh
The association for support of the disabled and orphans of Quang Binh and the U.S. organisation Giving It Back to Kids (GIBTK) presented 500 wheelchairs to locals with disabilities in the central province on December 1.
500 wheelchairs presented to locals with disabilities in Quang Binh. (Photo: VNA)
This was part of activities to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).
Mai Xuan Thu, President of the provincial association for support of the disabled and orphans said that the province is home to 45,000 people with disabilities. The wheelchairs are useful to the disabled in their daily activities, easing their difficulties and helping them become better integrated into the society, he said.
In this programme, Quang Ninh, Bo Trach districts and Ba Don town received 35 wheelchairs each, while Quang Trach, Le Thuy and Tuyen Hoa districts each got 40. Minh Hoa district was given 25 wheelchairs, Dong Hoi city got 22 and the provincial association of former volunteer youngsters had 15.
Ha Quang Hieu, GIBTK director of the wheelchair programme, said that since 2016, the organisation presented more than 1,500 wheelchairs to the needy in Quang Binh.
GIBTK is a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping kids achieve their maximum potential through medical care, education, nutrition and love. The organisation have been licensed to work in Vietnam for over 17 years and their administrative office has been operating in Da Nang since 2007./.