HCMC Disability working group

 

Purpose of the WG
 
The Disability Working Group seeks to address disability issues through joint working, information exchange, training and workshops, guest speakers and the development of positive partnerships.
 
In the last 15 years support for people living with disabilities has developed rapidly and many achievements have been made in providing support for people living with disabilities especially after the promulgation of the Ordinance for Persons with Disabilities in 1998.
 
While international assistance has made a significant contribution to the development of support for people living with disabilities, there is an increasing recognition of the need for improved communication and coordination of funding, services, resources and provisions between all the actors involved.  It is important and necessary to maintain a regular meeting between the various organisations to exchange information aiming at improved coordination between those working to support people living with disabilities, especially among international donors and organisations.
 
In accordance with the VUFO-INGO Resource Centre working group guidelines, attendance at the meeting is open to representatives and relevant staff of all actors working to support people living with disabilities.  This can be international and donor organizations, as well as representatives of Vietnamese government and non-government local organizations. Most importantly it should include representatives of Vietnamese groups of people living with disabilities. 

 

Current themes
 
Review Terms of Reference
Information exchange about projects and work streams; successes and issues of concern.
Exchange and sharing of resources and
Sharing access to training
International Disability Day Event
Employment for People with Disabilities
09 / 2010  - Program Plan

 

Frequency
 
The Group meets every 2 months (normally 1st Friday in the month. If this is a public holiday the meeting will be scheduled for the 2nd Friday in the month) at 2pm, after the INGO lunch.

 

Location
 
Sesame Restaurant, Catering school for disadvantaged children
153 Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Binh Thanh, HCMC

For further information about the group or to join please contact:

 

Chair:
 
Caroline Mayger, 
Disability Advisor
Disability Resource and Development (DRD)
134/1 Thanh Thai  Street, Ward 12, District 10,
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Tel: (84-8) 38682770   Fax: (84-8) 38682771
E Mail: [email protected]

 

AND / OR

 

Co-Chair:
Huyenh Ngoc Bich
Employment and Volunteer Coordinator
Disability Resource & Development (DRD)
134/1 Thanh Thai  Street, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Tel: (84-8) 38682770   Fax: (84-8) 38682771
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]oo.com.vn