Blue Dragon

Rescue Appeal
2018

Donate now!

Blue Dragon

Rescue Appeal
2018

Donate now!

OUR PURPOSE

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation provides exceptional care to Vietnamese children and families in crisis while creating long-term change for a better world.

OUR PURPOSE

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation provides exceptional care to Vietnamese children and families in crisis while creating long-term change for a better world.

Rescue children from human trafficking

Your gift will enable the rescue of girls and boys from sexual slavery and labour exploitation.

Care and safety, for the long-term

Rescuing is just the beginning. Your gift will ensure all they need for their long-term recovery and growth.

Psychosocial support

You can give high quality counselling and care for children who have survived trafficking and exploitation.

Blue Dragon’s Impact

runaways reunited with their families

trafficked people rescued

kids sent back to school & training

children & families now have legal papers

The kid who takes care of Blue Dragon garden

On most days, you'll find 'Thang' on the rooftop of Dragon House where he loves taking care of the garden. Thang joined Blue Dragon eight years ago, needing some special support to cope with a disability which was holding him back. Today, Thang works as a shop...

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Blue Dragon Rescue Appeal 2018

It's time for Blue Dragon to ask for your help! Each year we hold a mid-year appeal, raising essential funds to rescue children in crisis. Your support means that children in slavery are set free, homeless girls and boys are cared for, and thousands of children can go...

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A mother’s courage to protect her child

In 2017, 'Tra' traveled from her hometown in southern Vietnam to China, where she was promised a job and the chance of a better life. However, Tra was forced to marry a stranger and then had a baby. Imprisonment and abuse broke her will to escape until Tra discovered...

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From life on the streets to Crisis Care Lead

 

“…to help them, we have to put our ego aside, we have to put our expectations aside, we have to prepare to be hurt and disappointed.”

You might wonder what it’s really like to be a street kid. Listen to Vi Do’s powerful TED talk. His personal story of overcoming fear and vulnerability to help kids in crisis will truly inspire you.

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The Hero of Zero

The social workers at Blue Dragon have some very polite expressions to deal with the daily horrors they encounter. Chief among them: “Complicated.” When I hear a social worker saying that a family is “complicated,” I understand the meaning to be: “You’ve never seen a horror movie like you’re about to see.” Thoan is from a “complicated” family. This doesn’t mean his parents don’t love him, but it does mean he has endured neglect and abuse at home, and he carries the burden of guilt for whatever terrible things have…

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Now I’m appealing

It’s the time of the year when Blue Dragon is asking for money. The annual Rescue Appeal. That doesn’t make a very compelling opening line to my blog, does it? Shouldn’t I open with a powerful story – maybe something to make you all emotional and feel  inspired to donate? There are plenty of stories to tell. Scroll back through the blog, visit the Blue Dragon website, or even go look at my earlier blog. But now is the time that I need to ask. I created Blue Dragon in 2003 because there…

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Midnight

I’m a terrible dinner guest. Invite me to your house, sit with me around a table, and ask me how my day was. I will tell stories that turn you off your meal. I will talk about the young mother who was tricked into following a trafficker into China, then tortured and raped until she complied with their demand that she “marry” a stranger. I will tell the story of the 2 boys who were living with Blue Dragon but then enticed away to join a criminal gang, which lends…

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