Tibet gives people with disabilities a helping hand

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Publish Time: 2022-05-18 Author: Palden Nyima From: chinadaily.com.cn

Kyila, a visually impaired woman working for the Fukang Angel Foundation, checks the condition of a patient in the hospital. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

According to the Tibet Disabled Person’s Federation, the Tibet autonomous region has provided jobs for more than 17,700 people with disabilities, Xinhua News Agency reported.

On Sunday, China’s 32nd National Disability Day, the federation carried out activities in Lhasa to show support and to promote development of people with disabilities.

Kyila, a visually impaired woman working for the Fukang Angel Foundation, checks the condition of a patient in the hospital. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

During the activities, participants were provided with rehabilitation aids and employment advice.

Activities this year also included an exhibition corner, featuring handmade products produced by people with disabilities. The products included artistic works, Tibetan incense and incense burners.

The region spent 200,000 yuan ($30,000) helping more than 100 college graduates from impoverished families get job training and subsidize their job hunt since 2018.

Kyila, who is visually impaired, started working in 2017 as a secretary at the Fukang Angel Foundation, which is affiliated with the Tibet Fukang Medical Corp, one of the few key private hospitals in the autonomous region.

"I am very satisfied with my current job, I’d like to say thanks to my bosses, Wang Bin and Liu Xiaoxiao, who provided me this great chance to change my fate," Kyila said, adding that she liked charity work even before she found her current job.

"This job opportunity helps me a lot, but I can also encourage more disabled people like me to find jobs. I want to be an example.

Kyila said that thanks to the government’s special care for disabled people, some college students with disabilities have found jobs as civil servants in the public sector.

"As many college graduates with disabilities meet the pressure of finding jobs, now I see more of them in the younger generations begin to start up their own businesses," she said. "This is a popular trend."

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