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Follow your passion, and success will follow you

Follow your passion, and success will follow you

23-year-old “Ly” has always wanted to be a doctor. Ever since she was young, she loved playing dress ups: always choosing the white laboratory coat and playing doctors. Growing up in an impoverished family in central Vietnam, Ly didn’t think university was an option.... hello
Who made my clothes?

Who made my clothes?

This week in Hanoi there’s a terrific exhibition looking at the “human cost” of fashion. Every shirt, jacket or jeans we wear were ultimately made by a human being somewhere on the planet. Sometimes, those people have been exploited to make the items... hello
Sisters rescued from trafficking, years apart

Sisters rescued from trafficking, years apart

Sisters “Trinh” and “Van” are part of the Khmu ethnic group, born into an impoverished community in central Vietnam. Women in this community are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, due to high poverty levels and low access to education. At the age of 13, Van... hello
Above and beyond

Above and beyond

Blue Dragon has been working in the Hue province, in the centre of Vietnam, for over 10 years to ensure children are safe from trafficking and exploitation. We do this by financially supporting children to stay in school; building necessary school and community... hello
Girl power!

Girl power!

In remote provinces such as Dien Bien, north-west Vietnam, it is common for girls in the community to dropout of school prematurely, be married at a young age and become pregnant, or fall prey to a human trafficker. Culturally more importance has been placed on boys.... hello
Building a better life

Building a better life

20-year-old Tai had a rough start in life growing up in a Hanoi slum, but has worked hard and made the most of every opportunity – including a fully-paid scholarship to study English in Australia thanks to the Langports Foundation. Tai has just touched down in... hello
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