Hundreds of disabled people in Shenzhen gathered to celebrate the
12th International Day for the Disabled on Wednesday in Dajiale
Square in Futian.
total of 40 people received special three-wheel motorcycles for the
disabled from the local government.
The theme of this year's celebration is "making a better life
together and participating in society equally."
The Shenzhen Municipal Government allocated 6.3 million yuan
(US$760,000) for the disabled over the past two years. Another 1.44
million yuan (US$173,980) has been allocated for about 200
"With the new motorcycle, I can go out freely. It is really
convenient," one man said, expressing his gratitude to the
During the ceremony, the Shenzhen Affiliate of the American
International Assurance Company Ltd. donated hearing aids for deaf
children in the Shenzhen Early Intervention Center for Children
with Special Needs.
Students from Yuanping Special Education School gave an
There are about 30,000 disabled people in Shenzhen receiving a
total of 6.3 million yuan in subsidies. More than 3,000 of these
people are in financial difficulties.
(Shenzhen Daily December 4, 2003)