Huê’ Blind Association
The Huế Blind Association (HBA) was founded in 2003 as part of the Vietnam Blind Association. The role of this Organization is help the visually impaired people to improve their living by providing them the training programs and resources in both urban and rural areas in order for them to lead a self-confident and largely independent life.
The Huế Blind Association now develop Integrated Education Programs (as far as possible) where the children are admitted into the normal school system for the sighted and thereafter provided with the support of an individual Teacher who helps them to be included successfully in such a school.
Details of some key projects;
Education for visually impaired children:
The Huế Blind Association now develop the Integrated Education Program (as far as possible) where the children is admitted into the normal school for the sighted and provided the support of Itinerant Teacher who helps them to be included successfully in such a school: The children is taught mobility skills, daily living skills, braille, use of other aids and appliances by their Itinerant Teacher to help them to lead a self-confident life.
Blind foot massage
Training and expanding the business:
The Huế Blind Association continue to open the training courses in rural and urban areas for visually impaired people, especially in the communes where they can start their business such as, bamboo furniture making, toothpick making and blind massage. These have become very successful in Huong Tra district.
An IT Training program supported by JICA (Japan) for the blind was launched in March 2017 and will run until August 2019 in the Training and Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind under the Vietnam Blind Association and the Centre for Blind Children Education and offer career guidance under the Blind Association of the central Thua Thien- Huế province. This project helps to create optimal conditions for the blind to access and use IT, thus enhancing their knowledge and skills and enabling them to access new opportunities to find jobs and ultimately have better integration opportunities in the wider community.