Welcome to the Banian Tree
Disability is not just a medical issue. It is not just a social issue.
It is a human rights issue.
The Banian Tree is the place where we keep the story of our work in Vietnam. Since 1999 – and even before, our projects provide computer education for the blind, with special programs for children and women.
In 2012 we decided to support also the Chonlada life-skills Project, an innovative computer-based life skills project in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand) to develop cognitive, motor and social skills in children affected by Down syndrome, autism and other disadvantaging conditions.
Following the Chiang Mai experience with disabled children ( based on computer activities running in the Linux OS), in 2014 we supported the translation of the software (DoudouLinux) in Thai and Vietnamese.
The Vietnamese translation is made by the Sao Mai Computer Center for the Blind.