In February and March 2021, The Lawrence S. Ting Foundation has collaborated with local authorities and associations for people with disability in Ninh Binh, Tay Ninh and Dong Nai provinces in implementation of the initiative "Wheelchairs, wheelchairs with love" to support local people with disability.
Specifically, through collaboration between our Foundation with the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Ninh Binh Province, The Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans in Tay Ninh Province, and the Red Cross in Dong Nai Province, nearly 500 wheelchairs, tricycles and rollators has been distributed to people with disability in these provinces.
The loss of a body part does not mean losing abilities or values of people with disability, and for them, the wheelchair is not only a means for movement, but also opens the world to them. Therefore, our foundation works to spread our “Wheelchair of Love” initiative to all provinces and cities in Vietnam.
This initiative is one of Lawrence S. Ting Foundation’s annual activities. Since 2009, until now more than 27,483 sets of wheelchairs have been distributed to support many people with disability all over Vietnam, equivalent to the amount of USD 2 million (VND 43.7 billion). Through our continuous efforts in 63 cities and provinces, thousands of people with disability have become more confident and improved their quality of life, and the barriers to their social inclusion are also gradually being removed.