How do you begin to rebuild the lives of trafficked girls who have been abused, traumatized and enslaved in China? Blue Dragon’s answer is to provide them with the best care possible. It starts with the simple provision of clothes, medical check-ups, and hot meals, to the more intensive psychological counselling and social work support.… Read the rest
Over the space of a few hours, 20 Blue Dragon teens in Central Vietnam were able to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse. The 13 – 15 year olds were initially very reticent and unsure. However, playing some games and drawing their thoughts got them talking.
“What kind of touching is safe?”, “Is it sexual abuse when teachers hug and kiss you?”, “Can neighbours carry children?” These were some of the many questions they asked.… Read the rest
For 18 years, Lan’s mother and father kept hoping against hope that they will see their daughter again. It was in 1999 when Lan was only 16 that she went missing. Someone heard Lan was looking for work and told her about a job in another province in Vietnam. Lan agreed to go because she wanted to help her family.… Read the rest
As a special summer treat, Blue Dragon organised a day trip to an educational farm for 31 kids with disabilities and their carers. It was an opportunity to get away from their daily routine. Coming from disadvantaged households, being out in nature with the animals was a great experience for the kids.… Read the rest