Disability Research and Capacity Development Center(or DRD inshort )began in December 2005, with the grant from the Ford Foundation. The centeris under VietNam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). We are striving everyday to contribute our work to create a society with barrier-free for people with disabilities (PWDs).
DRD is working for an inclusive and barrier-free society, where PWDs have capacity to participate to all activities equally and equitably
DRD believes that:
- PWDs have the same rights as other citizens to participate in their communities and live a full and valued life.
- PWDs are in the best position to determine their own needs and goals for the future.
- PWDs can be effective community-builders when given equal opportunities.
The Goals of DRD
Enhancing the disability - equality awareness of society members and PWDs themselves.
Building capacity for PWDs and groups/organizations of PWDs.
Paving the way for the development of the training course on Social Work with PWDs at Ho Chi Minh City Open University.