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

Deep Impact

When I first met ‘Tan’, he was living wild on the streets of Hanoi. I don’t know if anybody had ever cared for him before; every instinct of his body was about survival.

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Old friends

Just as parents feel the mix of joy and sorrow when their own children start becoming independent and move away from home, my team and I are in a perpetual flux with new kids coming in and – albeit much more slowly – the older kids heading out.

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Take a moment

If you’ve been following what’s happening at Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, you’ll have seen the launch of our annual funding appeal. This is the time of year that we plan for the coming 12 months, and ask the world to help us. It’s a nerve-wracking time because so much depends on the outcome.

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Creators

The transition from ‘victim’ to ‘creator’ is beautiful to see – and gives hope that transformation in people’s lives is a reality, not just an empty phrase.

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A good kid

When we meet street kids, we have to accept that we know nothing about them. It’s easy to jump to conclusions about who they might be or why they might be homeless, and in fact it’s sometimes hard to not start making assumptions.

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Life is…

Looking for more stories of life on the streets of Vietnam?Head over to my new blog – and be sure to subscribe!lifeisalongstory.com

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Changing the law to protect boys

Since 2013, Blue Dragon has been working on the issue of the sexual exploitation of boys in Vietnam​. ​A little known and poorly understood problem, boys in Vietnam have not been protected by the laws covering child sexual abuse because of the way the law has defined ‘sexual intercourse’.

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It’s the end of the blog as we know it: 2/2

After making the world wait for this final blog (I forgot the password to log in – seriously…), here it is. The end of my 10 year blog. (And yes, I know that after 10 years of blogging I should be able to remember the password).At the time I started …

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It’s the end of the blog as we know it: 1/2

It’s time to bring the Street Kids blog to an end. I’ve been writing here for almost 10 years – this started in November 2005. That’s a long time to be blogging, and it’s also a long time to be reading! Over these 10 years the nature of the blog h…

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