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

A new home

Six months ago, 13 year old Tiep* thought that life had no hope.Deceived by a trafficker pretending to have ‘training opportunities’ for disadvantaged youth, Tiep’s parents agreed for him to leave home and learn a new skill, which they hoped would guar…

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It’s all about people

Before moving to Vietnam in 2002, I was a school teacher for 4 years and also worked in an Australian charity for 6 months. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation has now been running for about 10 years. So all up, I have a fair bit of time working in servi…

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A week of loss and hope

The past week at Blue Dragon was an emotional roller coaster, with some wonderful highs and some terrible lows. Such is the nature of our work.We were very sad to lose one of the Blue Dragon girls, 19 year old Nguyen Thi Hai Yen. Yen has been with Blue…

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Normality

Before I left Australia to live in Vietnam, I was a huge fan of the X-files. I wasn’t so much into the sci-fi aspect of the series as the tension between ‘the man’ and society.One scene I sometimes think about involved the characters, Mulder and Scully…

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Younger, more destructive

Hieu* first came to Blue Dragon 3 years ago, aged 12.He had run away from an unhappy home in the countryside. Both of his parents had died and he was being raised by uncles who resented him. Everything Hieu did seemed to turn out bad. Nobody believed i…

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Street kids have family, too

On Sunday morning, almost 100 adults – aged from the mid 20s through to the early 80s – gathered on the rooftop of Dragon House.These are the parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, and foster parents of Blue Dragon kids in Hanoi. It’s often forgotten,…

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Trauma

Saturday morning started with a phone call.An 18 year old Vietnamese girl had crossed the border from China, handed over by Chinese authorities who found her bleeding and screaming for help on the streets. The girl, “Thuy,” was frantic and in great pai…

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Crisis / Resolution

Today Blue Dragon has some good news.In May, we launched an appeal to grow our crisis work with street kids and victims of human trafficking here in Vietnam; and we’re happy to say that we have raised a touch over $190,000.There are still some pledges …

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