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    Vietnam boasts progressive policies for disabled people

    by  • 21/11/2012 • Daisy Sowter, front page, reporters, stories • 1 Comment

    Agent Orange surviving business owner Hong Ha poses with DP Hanoi intern Dung Tran outside the construction site of his second factory.

    Established in 2006, the Hanoi Disabled People Association works to promote a fulfilling and active lifestyle for 6000 people with disabilities in Vietnam. It has a strong focus not only on improving the opportunities for individuals, but on  legislative and government initiatives. There are seven focus areas for this non-profit organisation: education, art, sports, youth,...

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    UQ improves veterinary education in Vietnam

    by  • 21/11/2012 • front page, Lucy-Ellen Steadman, stories, text • 0 Comments

    Dr Chamberlain and students

    The University of Queensland is improving Vietnamese education through an English-speaking advanced veterinary program at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh. Now in its third year, Nong Lam University (NLU) is using The University of Queensland’s (UQ) veterinary curriculum to develop an internationally recognised tertiary training program in Vietnam. Dr Philip Chamberlain, the...

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    Touching down

    by  • 21/11/2012 • Evie Madden, front page, stories, Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Party transport, Hanoi style!

    Within moments of walking beyond the confines of Hanoi airport, our senses were arrested and thrown into overdrive. The air was thick and somewhat grey with pollution, but the warmth of the Vietnamese people and the excitement of vibrant Hanoi lifted the tired “Vietnam Reporter” crew straight into action. Through the beeping of motorcycles,...

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    Counting the days

    by  • 18/11/2012 • Emma MacKenzie, stories • 0 Comments


    The last few weeks have flown by and as the countdown nears to take off on the Vietnam Reporter Project (VRP), our crew is making final preparations. Ten students have been selected to travel to Vietnam with three staff members from The University of Queensland’s School of Journalism and Communication. The VRP is the...

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