Founder's BlogBlue Dragon's founder, Michael Brosowski, shares the lessons he has learned from the children and young people he meets from day to day.
Thanh had a quiet life.
Aged 27, she worked in a Hanoi clothes shop. She had good friends, a decent salary, and every reason to think she would soon be married and starting her own family.
So this is what Blue Dragon does: we do whatever it takes. For these 2 kids, that means a reason to hope.
It was such a joy to hear his music and to see the pride on his face. I couldn’t imagine a better homecoming than this.
The only difference is that now he also knows that his life and wellbeing are important to others. Thien needed to know that someone cared.
That single factor may have just saved his life.
Some kids make poor choices, and many find it difficult to escape the path they set out on early in life. The biggest challenge for us at Blue Dragon is to learn what we can do for each of the children so that they can find their own path, make good choices, and have a life that they are happy with.
There are times and occasions that call for protest, and there are times that call for the simpler, quieter, touch of human care. Looking back, I’m glad that Tu came into our lives so that, even in 9 short months, he could know what it was to be cared for as part of a family.
Blue Dragon helped me to change my point of view about life. Life is still beautiful.
Through my story, I want you to tell you that we can do everything if we have belief.
Tet Awards is just one night, just the briefest moment in time, and yet it brings into focus all the goodness and joy of children who have every reason to be angry at the hand this world has dealt them.
No matter what 2017 sends our way, the team at Blue Dragon is ready. And surely the lesson of the past year is that if we all do our part, we can make this world a better place.
Here’s to believing that we can help many more kids like Tong in the years to come.
And a happy Christmas to all.
Throughout the year we see a lot of sorrow and hardship. Christmas, new year and Tet can still be hard times for the kids, but they’re also an opportunity to focus on and celebrate what matters most: Family.
At Blue Dragon, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness and our flexibility. We go out of our way to keep kids safe, even when it means we put ourselves in the way of harm. We also know that we can’t save everyone; there will always be kids we can’t reach, no matter how hard we try.