Center for disabled children
Phuc Tue care centre offers care, education, career advice and vocational training for mentally and physically impaired children. Phuc Tue Center, based in Hanoi, was established on June 1st, 2001 according to Decision No 02/2001/QD under the Hanoi Relief Association for Disabled Children
Their mission is to care for, educate, restore mental health, teach, and guide disabled individuals to enable them to find suitable jobs, build self-confidence and become more independent in their everyday lives. Besides early grade academic lessons, educational programs include physical education and therapy, yoga, painting and poetry.
Currently, the center has 80 disabled children and adults, aged between 2 and 22 years, and divided into four classes. Their disabilities include Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, children who are victims of Agent Orange, and various other mental disorders. The number of children varies from time to time. The centre tailors its educational programs to suit each individual, and employs the use of psychotherapy, modern medicine and other traditional therapies as part of the rehabilitation program for the mentally disabled.
Thanks to the dedication of the 22 teachers, psychologists, doctors, nurses and other administrative staff, and the efforts of domestic and international volunteers and private families, there has been a marked improvement in at least 30% of the students. Many of them have attended school, found employment and have been integrated into the community.
With their limited finances, there is a need at Phuc Tue Center to improve their infrastructure, and they appeal to the generosity of volunteers, individuals, and organizations to assist them.
Here are some tasks that you as a volunteer can do there: