(July 27th, 2023)
Medipeace(Chairman Chae Jong-yil) conducted the first monitoring of the "Enhancing the Right to Education for Students with Disabilities in the Community-Based Settings in Central Vietnam" project from June 5th to 8th in Quang Tri Province, Quang Binh Province, and Da Nang City, Vietnam. The purpose of this monitoring was to verify whether the establishment of the initial project is well founded.
The "Enhancing the Right to Education for Students with Disabilities in the Community-Based Settings in Central Vietnam" project was initiated by Medipeace in January of this year in Quang Tri Province, Quang Binh Province, and Da Nang City in Central Vietnam. Vietnam's special schools for disabled children face significant challenges due to the lack of experienced teachers, poor educational environments, and inadequate awareness among community members about children with disabilities. In response to this situation, Medipeace started this project to create an environment for tailored education for disabled students and expand inclusive educational environments in the local communities. Notably, this project holds greater significance as it extends its support to disabled children in neighboring Quang Binh Province and Da Nang City, beyond the active engagement that Medipeace has already had in Quang Tri Province.
Medipeace planned to conduct monitoring and evaluation of this project twice a year, and this time, they proceeded with the first monitoring. Chairman Chae Jong-yil and Representative Suh Dong Youb of Medipeace led the monitoring. During this monitoring, they had meetings with various stakeholders, including the People's Committees of Da Nang City and Quang Binh Province and the Department of Education and Training. Medipeace emphasized the necessity of the project and requested the cooperation of the related agencies, and all Vietnamese participants pledged active support for the project.
Through this meeting, Medipeace hopes that the relevant agencies in Central Vietnam will put in more effort to ensure that students with disabilities can receive quality education on an equal basis with non-disabled students. Medipeace will continue to do its best.