Founder's Blog

Blue Dragon's founder, Michael Brosowski, shares the lessons he has learned from the children and young people he meets from day to day.

Founder's Blog

Blue Dragon's founder, Michael Brosowski, shares the lessons he has learned from the children and young people he meets from day to day.
Michael Brosowski - Founder of Blue Dragon

From Michael’s blog lifeisalongstory.com

Blueprint

Blueprint

This weekend I’m taking a break from writing the blog… but don’t despair!

Two things…

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The challenge ahead

The challenge ahead

Blue Dragon is starting now to help people rebuild their lives as the pandemic recedes; but for many, the crisis is far from over.

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

For survivors of human trafficking, Mother’s Day holds a significance far beyond breakfast in bed and pictures to pin to the fridge.

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The secret to healing

The secret to healing

What in the world are we going to do?
Look at what everybody’s going through.

– Everyday Life, Coldplay

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The field

The field

The loss of jobs and livelihoods in Vietnam is leading to an inevitable rise in exploitation and trafficking.

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Uncertain futures

Uncertain futures

Bay and Tuan are young adults whose lives were just getting on track when the coronavirus pandemic hit Vietnam. Bay was settling into her first ever job when the pandemic began. She’s a single mother, barely 19, and apart from raising her little boy she also helps her...

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Yesterday’s normal

Yesterday’s normal

We’ve all been in isolation for – how long now? At this point we’re all thinking about the end of lockdown and social distancing. We just want it to be over and for life to get back to normal. But… do we really? Is yesterday’s normal something that we aspire to? Or do...

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disBelief

disBelief

Trang is naked and terrified in the photo. She is clutching her arms over her nakedness. Deep bruises are evident across her shoulders. Her face is looking up at the camera, her lips gnarled in horror. Her eyes are pleading for mercy. Trang is 24. As the coronavirus...

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A leader in the making

A leader in the making

There’s really only one good thing about a crisis. It shows us who we really are. Do we rise to the occasion, or fall into a heap? Do we keep smiling and working toward better days, or do we give up and expect the worst? For 19 year-old Viet, this global crisis has...

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Rescue in the days of coronavirus

Rescue in the days of coronavirus

It took Lan more than 4 years to find a chance of escape. In the end, it was the coronavirus that gave her the opportunity to call for help. Trafficked from Vietnam into Hunan province, she was sold to a violent Chinese man who treated her as an object and beat her...

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The hardest hit

The hardest hit

It’s hardly news at all now. The coronavirus, COVID-19, has swept the world. From some murmured concerns in December, this viral infection is now the daily lead story everywhere. People are worried. Over 130,000 are sick. Almost 5,000 have died. In response, the world...

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His own way

His own way

At 6am, Bi stumbles out of bed, washes his face, quickly gets dressed and rushes out of the Blue Dragon shelter on his way to the hospital. Bi first came to us last year, turning up in Hanoi lost and alone. He’s 16 now, and as he tells the story he came to the city to...

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There is always hope

There is always hope

In any given week, Blue Dragon receives calls for help from girls and women who may have been trafficked just a few days ago, or maybe have enslaved for several years. Last week, one of the more exceptional cases came to us as a matter of extreme urgency: A woman...

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The fight we have to have

The fight we have to have

With kids coming and going from the Blue Dragon centre every day, I try my best to get to know everyone so I can call them by name when I see them and make them feel at home. But there’s one group of young people who pass through the centre who I rarely get to know at...

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Rebuilding

Rebuilding

Coming home from dinner on Sunday night, I had a message waiting for me from one of the Blue Dragon staff. He was on his way to meet a young man who had just come out of prison, a former Blue Dragon boy named ‘Hao’ who was caught up in the pedophile rings that ran...

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