Narong Rattanasopa, The Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities, Thailand"Life with a disability in Thailand can be a daily struggle that can include discrimination. A person may not be able to access a place of learning or a place of work, therefore PwDs people are left to simply exist at home. Microsoft has supported us for many years with trainings and software, now with increasing support of employment opportunity. We're thankful to Microsoft for ensuring that people with disabilities can have better jobs and importantly, better living." … [Read more...] about Microsoft, Non-Profits and employer partners launch program to increase employability for people with disabilities in Asia Pacific
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Historic moments were captured for prosperity, such as the image of a tank entering Independence Palace in Sài Gòn on April 30, 1975, taken by journalist Trần Mai Hưởng, or the photo “Mother and Son” taken by photographer Lâm Hồng Long, recording the reunion of mother Trần Thị Bính in Bến Tre Province and her son Lê Văn Thức, who returned home from death row in Côn Đảo prison on May 6, 1975. … [Read more...] about Voices from the front
There are large-scale onsens in Japan. However, due to the limited land fund for construction, it is extremely difficult to build a large mineral spring resort. Furthermore, outdoor baths in Japan have their own limitations depending on the topography. It is different in Viet Nam. Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh is actually a really large mineral spring area favoured by nature for its extremely beautiful and majestic surrounding landscape. In my evaluation, there are three factors that make Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh a special and unique "phenomenon” which is probably very rare in the world: … [Read more...] about Special health benefits of Quang Hanh hot mineral source analysed by the Japanese director
This national disaster has got me thinking. Is karaoke something we – foreigners – have the right to complain about? I’ve been living here on and off for over a decade, and I’ve experienced nothing but gracious hospitality from the Vietnamese. I’ve not once been made to feel like I don’t belong. Every day I have warm and genuine encounters that would put my own country people to shame. There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather live. … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
MOMENT OF TRIUMPH: Việt Nam’s flag flying atop the French command bunker in Điện Biên Phủ, marking the victory of the Vietnamese people and army over the French on May 7, 1954. Photographer Triệu Đại of the Vietnam News Agency was awarded the State Prize in Literature and Arts in 2000 for his photo collection on the victorious Điện Biên Phủ battle. … [Read more...] about Through the lens of history