What We Do
Hands for Vietnam provides sign language training and resources for Deaf people and their communities in Central Vietnam.
Why We Do It
Hands for Vietnam believes that EVERY DEAF PERSON was CREATED with
PURPOSE and VALUE.
The Situation in Vietnam
Historically, deaf people have been viewed as ‘less-than’ in Vietnamese society, often being considered as unintelligent and burdens to their families.
Hands for Vietnam is a non-profit organization that exists to provide sign language training and resources for Deaf people and their communities in Central Vietnam.
Our areas of focus include: early intervention, sign language training, education, sign language interpreter training, raising Deaf awareness, family advocacy, and outreach to the deaf in rural areas.
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The Latest from Vietnam
Recent news and highlights from our work
I live in the countryside and was asked by Huyen, a friend of mine who teaches at CDS, to arrange a field trip. The goal was for the students to learn about farming and get hands-on experience. The first requirement was to find tasks suitable for children ages 8-18....
Physical education class is probably one of the most anticipated hours of the week by students and teachers. At our old school, PE was held at the school. With our small playground, we were somewhat limited and did not have access to many sports. Since moving to the...
The end of the year according to the Lunar calendar is a time when people in Vietnam look back on the successes or failures of the past year. It is a time for reflecting on lessons learned and looking forward to making the year ahead a success. During Tet, the Lunar...
“As long as we have deaf people on Earth, we will have signs…It is our hope that we all will love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.”