Supporting children with disabilities

According to research by UNICEF, it is estimated that there are at least 93 million children worldwide, who have some form of disability. In most communities, differently-abled children and youth are not provided with adequate support, and this is even more prevalent in the low-income communities where ChildFund New Zealand works. 

In Cao Bang, our dedicated programme community in Vietnam, ChildFund has recently implemented a project called Increasing the Integration of Persons with Disabilities into Society to raise awareness on the rights and capacity of people with disabilities and to find ways to remove barriers within their community.

Through this project, teachers and caregivers learned about taking care of children with disabilities and were encouraged with strategies to prepare them for integration into schools.