USAID assists handicapped people to study IT
09:10 | 22/08/2009
VGP – The Hà Nội College of Information Technology (HCIT) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a contractor of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), are joining efforts in a USAID-funded program to support Vietnamese disabled people to study IT.

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The program is aimed at providing the local disabled with international standard training courses, including those on IT management and software engineering for 12 months.

After finishing the courses, the handicapped can be independent of their own lives.

This program is established as a model for other initiatives to help disabled people.

So far 103 students have registered for courses both in Hà Nội and Hồ Chí Minh City, and 75 ones have completed one-year courses in Hà Nội, including 64 finding out jobs or chances for apprenticeship.

At least 125 Vietnamese handicapped youngsters will finish the software engineering course when the program expires in 2010. Besides, 200 blind and deaf students will complete courses of fundamental computer skill.

By Thùy Dung

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