Nguyen Viet Nhan
Prof. Nguyen Viet Nhan
Organization: Funds of Genetic Counseling & Disabled Children, Hue, Vietnam
Co-presenters: Dr. Iris Drower, Arizona State University & Mary Lou Fulton, Teachers College
Presentation: Community Building for Valuable Lives to be Lived
Description: This presentation will highlight two significant projects from Vietnam’s Office of Genetic Counseling and Disabled Children: 1) The Healing the Wounded Heart project, which creates jobs for young disabled artisans, most of whom are hearing-impaired, training them to make handicrafts from recycled materials and traditional textiles, and 2) The Organic Farm in Nam Dong, a mountainous district of Vietnam. The farm provides residence and job preparation for 20 young people ages 16 to 25 years, 50% of whom are ethnic minorities. On the farm, the young people can receive professional training appropriate to their needs.