Biggest night of the year

In January every year, Blue Dragon in Hanoi organizes an event that we call the Tet Awards. It’s a night of celebration, games and fun to put the spotlight on each and every girl and boy who belongs to the Blue Dragon family.
Last week we held the 9th Awards Night, with more than 400 children in attendance, as well as family members and friends from the community. It was great to welcome the Ambassadors of Australia and New Zealand, and friends and supporters from local business and the Hanoi International Women’s Club.
In short: it was another amazing Tet Awards. The performances by children and staff were both touching and entertaining. Some of the kids who got up and danced have had the most horrendous time in the past year – and some have had whole lifetimes of trouble. But none of that mattered on the night. It was all about celebration.
Here are a few photos to give a glimpse into what Tet Awards is all about. And next year will be the big Number Ten… somehow we need to come up with something that will be even greater!
Kids and family members arrived early... 
The face painting was a blast! 
Through the night, kids with outstanding achievements received a Special Award...
Children and staff performed together...
... and at the end of the night, everybody wanted their photo taken!