Eliminating poverty is the main route towards economic stability Photo: Le Toan Hundreds of local and overseas visitors were attracted to the stall of Vun Art on the sidelines of the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on innovation in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicating poverty taking place in Hanoi last week. Some were delighted to find that the beautifully hand-made folk pictures were created by people with disabilities. “They are so talented. They are people with disabilities but they have beautiful souls,” Jianshan Zhong, a delegate from China, told VIR. “The pictures tell me some of the features of Vietnamese culture. I was also so surprised to find that all these pictures were made from fabric waste.” In operation for over a year, Vun Art is a social enterprise founded by Le Viet Cuong. Used to having many difficulties in finding a job and often harbouring feelings of uselessness, Cuong now wants to help people like him. “The name Vun means small pieces of rags that have no use – just thrown away things in the thoughts of many people. Just like those with disabilities, when we seek results together as one piece, we can create great social significance,” Cuong said…. Read full this story
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