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VNAH Organizes FREE Concert in Danang for People with Disabilities

Concert Commemorates U.N. International Day of Disabled Persons

On Sunday, November 30, VNAH collaborated with local civic organizations in Danang City to present a concert celebrating the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons, which takes place on December 3. VNAH provided transportation, accommodations and meals for 100 people with disabilities (PWDs) from 10 provinces around the country.  They were joined by 300 local PWDs from the Danang area.  Altogether, more than 1,200 people participated in the event.
 
The concert featured several well-known Vietnamese singers from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, groups of performers from the Vietnamese Army Command in Hanoi and the vision-impaired musical group from Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in Danang City. 


Masters of Ceremony Xuan Hieu (L) and Hoai Anh (R) introduce vision-impaired guitarist
and composer Hoang Thanh who comes from Ho Chi Mih City to participate in the concert

Held at the Trung Nu Vuong Theater in Danang City, this event was the first of its kind in Vietnam. In addition to PWDs from all over Vietnam, the Chairman of the Danang City Government, Mr. Nguyen Ba Thanh, and other officials joined hundreds of student volunteers to help organize and participate in this special event.
 
Beyond the 1,200 people attending the concert, thousands more watched the event live on television channel DRT/Danang. The concert was a testament to VNAH's core philosophy that raising public awareness around disability issues is critically important to changing attitudes and removing barriers to equality for people with disabilities.  The concert's positive reception galvanized VNAH's resolve to engage local governments and ordinary citizens everywhere in working together for a better community.

Impressions of a Concert in Danang

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