On the morning of June 3rd 2006, the Thai Binh Provincial Women’s Union together with the Thai Binh Association Of Assistance To The Disabled And The Orphans organized a ceremony to hand over 500 wheelchairs donated by the Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC) with the support of Vietnam Women’s Union to the local recipients. Attending the ceremony were representatives of related agencies in Thai Binh and Vietnam Women’s Union.
As news agencies reported that the Norwegian Nobel Committee had decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2006 to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, though it was midnight, many people who are working for hunger eradication and poverty alleviation organisations in Vietnam informed each other about this good news. That’s because Muhammad Yunus has had a strong attachment to Vietnam for more than a decade.
Over the past five years, the union has encouraged municipal women to overcome difficulties and challenges, to make the best of advantages and new opportunities and to boost emulation movements for successful implementation of the resolutions adopted at the Union’s 12th Congress.