Report from Vietnam

(See also a picture on our Facebook page)
Nguyen Thanh Han is a student at the Information Technology Training Program for People with Disabilities (ITTP) in Vietnam.
He was born 400 Km away from Ho Chi Minh City, and has had weak feet since birth. Though his parents were poor, they wanted to find the best educational opportunities for their two children. So when Han entered secondary school, his parents decided to move to Ho Chi Minh City. Soon after the move Han’s father died, and his mother who worked as a street vendor could not afford to have both of her children attend school. Han decided to leave school and started selling lottery tickets to contribute to the family’s finances.
In early 2012, Han found ITTP (Information Technology Training Program) on a website for people with disabilities and decided to apply for the graphic design course. He said, “I want to learn a skill which fits with my ability and helps to change my life.” He joined the ITTP training course in June and will finish in early December.
Han never had a wheelchair before because his family cannot afford one. “Moving by crutches is slow and dangerous. It is much more comfortable and convenient for me now with this wheelchair,” Han said after receiving the wheelchair. “And, I am now more confident when applying as a photoshop technician in a photo studio because of the skills I am learning from ITTP and because I have this wheelchair in the work place” Han added.
Han is very positive about his future. It’s show in his face when he wheels toward a group of his classmate at ITTP.
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About Mark and Mary Esther Penner

Mark works as an adviser and resource to a Japanese Sign Language Bible translation project that plays a key role in the worldwide sign language Bible translation movement. Mary Esther founded a non-profit organization that partners with local communities and organizations to collect, refurbish and send wheelchairs throughout Asia.
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One Response to Report from Vietnam

  1. al smith says:

    THAT IS GOOD NEWS TO READ ABOUT THIS YOUNG MAN NAME:NGUYEN THANH HAN,GOD BLESS HIM REAL GOOD,THANK YOU FOR HIS WHEEL CHAIR,THAT IS GOOD NEW THAT HE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY,THAT HE APPLY FOR A PHOTO SHOP TECHNICIAN JOB IN A PHOTO SHOP,GOD THINK YOU A HEAD OF TIME FOR BLESSING HAN IN HIS HEART DESIRE,SO BE IT IN JESUS NAME,MY REQUEST LORD IS THAT YOU HEAL HAN SO HE CAN WALK,THAT WILL GIVE YOUR GLORY,IT WILL SHOW VIETNAM  PEOPLE & OTHERS  NOT ONLY DO YOU SAVE,BUT YOU ALSO HEAL,YOU ARE IN THE HEALING & SAVING BUSINESS IN JESUS NAME,SO BE IT   …

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