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July 10, 2004

Handicapped children receive help from Danish government

From: Viet Nam News Agency, Vietnam - Jul 10, 2004

Phu Tho, July 10 (VNA)-Listening to Phung Minh Tu, 9, a deaf child with a cleft palate and harelip speaking, no one believes that four months ago, he could barely speak.

Tu received help from a therapeutic language project funded by the Danish embassy in Viet Nam, which has been carried out in the northern midland province of Phu Tho from 2002-2004. Through the fund for protection and care of Viet Nam's children, the project has enabled 300 children with harelips to speak clearly after their surgery.

Learning at the My Thuan primary school in Thanh Son district, Tu is not only handicapped but also motherless. He was taught how to pronounce correctly by Binh, a person of the Muong ethnic minority, who is one among 50 collaborators engaging in the project.

"Twice a week, I go to Tu's house to help him pronounce and the training will last 12 months," says Binh.--Enditem

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