Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation USA
Blue Dragon USA was founded in 2011 by former volunteers and staff of Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation, including one of our original co-founders, Chung Pham. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation USA is a 501(c)3 tax deductible public charity.
With the aim of providing resources and support to disadvantaged Vietnamese children, Blue Dragon USA is a growing charity seeking to establish chapters throughout the USA. If you are passionate about social issues and want to help Vietnamese kids, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can be involved.
Blue Dragon Children’s Trust (New Zealand)
So how did New Zealanders get involved with a children’s learning centre in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam? One of the first New Zealanders to see the difference that Blue Dragon is making to the lives of hundreds of children was Alison Kember, wife of James Kember, New Zealand Ambassador in Hanoi from 2006 to 2009. Alison, a secondary school teacher, worked as a volunteer at Blue Dragon where she taught English to young Vietnamese women.
Through Alison, several New Zealand schools started fundraising for Blue Dragon. Wellington College and Hutt International Boys School have been fundraising for Blue Dragon over several years, the Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre has offered two ten-week scholarships to Blue Dragon students and the National Technology Institute in Auckland provides extensive support to Blue Dragon students.
Blue Dragon Children’s Trust (New Zealand) was set up in 2010 to provide an easy way for New Zealanders to make donations and promote any fundraising. The trustees organise fundraising activities, including an annual book fair. The Trustees raise funds for specific projects, such as Blue Dragon’s Shelter in Hanoi, and cover any administrative costs personally. 100% of every dollar raised and donated in New Zealand goes directly to the care of vulnerable children in Vietnam.
How can I get involved?
- You can donate directly to Blue Dragon Children’s Trust (New Zealand) to support these projects without incurring administrative costs associated with transfer to Vietnam
- Blue Dragon in Vietnam welcomes visitors from New Zealand. A number of New Zealanders have visited Blue Dragon’s centres when they have been in Hanoi
- Visit bluedragonnz.wordpress.com for more information or email the Trustees at email@example.com
- Louise Binns
- Sue Chamberlain
- Dinah Dobson
- Sue Gifford
- Kirsty Hazledine
- Alison Kember
- Iona McNaughton
Supporters in New Zealand
You can make a difference by donating to Blue Dragon now!