At age 11, "Binh" was working on the streets of Hanoi. During the day he would go to school, but at night he would be out selling trinkets by Hoan Kiem Lake, along with his mother who kept a watchful eye over him. Binh enjoyed the freedom of working on...
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
Thank you so much to everyone who gave to the Blue Dragon COURAGE Appeal!
Together we raised $362,405 to provide safe homes, protection and care to trafficked, abused and at-risk children in Vietnam. Read more here.
IN VIETNAM, BLUE DRAGON HAS:
- Sent 3,075 kids to school & training
- Provided shelter to 235 girls & boys
- Served 382,633 meals
- Built 79 homes for families
- Distributed 38,767 litres of milk
- Handed out 55,334 kilos of rice
- Reunited 254 runaways with their families
- Taken 1,265 kids for health checks
- Put 6 teens through drug rehab
- Obtained legal papers for 5,182 people
- Rescued 466 trafficked children
- Placed 185 teens in jobs
- Played 1,812 games of soccer!
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Over the weekend, I travelled with Blue Dragon staff to Lang Son, a northern province of Vietnam bordering China. We were on a journey to reunite a teenage boy, "Quang", with his family. Quang had run away from home and the Blue Dragon Outreach Te...
An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. Local newsUNICEF discusses the ongoing need to help children in Vietnam, beyond the Millenium Development Goals. Children are being recruited fo...
When "Hien" was trafficked in early June, her family in central Vietnam was devastated. Aged 19, Hien fell into a trap set by another young woman who took her across the border of China with promises of a good job, but instead sold her to a brothel. Hi...
An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. The trafficking of Vietnamese kids to the UK grabs the headlines in both countries. The Guardian - and in videoTuoi Tre NewsYours truly talks to...
We met Minh in February, alone and cold on a park bench at night. He was 15 years old, but tiny for his age; he could easily pass for 12 or 13. He'd been sleeping rough on the streets of Hanoi for just a couple of nights, and was relieved when he came ...