About Dang Hoai Phuc

Phuc's Portrait

- Born in Ba Ria, about 70 Km from HCMC. Being totally blind at the age of nine (1991) by a landmine explosion.
- Joined the  Bung Sang School for the Blind in HCM from 1992-2007.
- Attended secondary school program at Le Loi/Hoang Van Thu and high school program at Nguyen Chi Thanh.
- Major in English linguistics at the HCM College of Social Sciences & Humanities.
- Hobbies: song writing and playing some instruments such as Guitar, Piano and some Vietnamese traditional music instruments; more focused on Piano later at the Saigon Music school. Find out more about his songs in the album Nu tinh oi written in 2000s.
- Attended the 2-year Bung Sang Computer Project in HCM, sponsored by the Mantovan Association, Italy, 1999-2001.
- Worked as Sao Mai computer instructor for the blind, board member, vice director since 2002, and now serving as the executive director of the Sao Mai Center for the Blind.

 

Phuc is now the father of 3 children
Phuc is now the father of 3 children

 

- Country coordinators for: ON-NET (the Overbrook-Nippon Network on Educational Technology) since 2005, and ICEVI (the International Council on Education of People with Visual Impairment) since 2007 (www.icevi.org).

- Assistive Technology consultant for the American University, Washington DC, in the "Master Program on Disabilities and Public Policy" (www.aseanidpp.org).
- Fellow of Community Solutions Program of the US State Department  "Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs", August - December, 2014.