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

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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News Roundup: July-August 2015

An occasional roundup of news stories impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. Local NewsThe Vietnamese government takes aim at child labour in a new program. Access to higher education in Vietnam remains a messy affair according to some familie…

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A tribute to Jerry

A great friend of Blue Dragon has passed away: the performer and Creative Director Jerry Snell. Over the years I have met countless people wanting to join in at our centre and lend a hand. Jerry was the best of the best. He had a boundless energy that …

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Working boy

At age 11, “Binh” was working on the streets of Hanoi. During the day he would go to school, but at night he would be out selling trinkets by Hoan Kiem Lake, along with his mother who kept a watchful eye over him. Binh enjoyed the freedom of working on…

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Reunion

Over the weekend, I travelled with Blue Dragon staff to Lang Son, a northern province of Vietnam bordering China. We were on a journey to reunite a teenage boy, “Quang”, with his family. Quang had run away from home and the Blue Dragon Outreach Te…

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The courage to dream

Last week, Blue Dragon’s Rescue Team completed their 100th rescue of a girl trafficked into China and sold to sex slavery. In today’s blog, we look back at the story of one of the first young women we rescued. Names have been changed for confidentiality.

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News Roundup: June-July 2015

An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. Local newsUNICEF discusses the ongoing need to help children in Vietnam, beyond the Millenium Development Goals. Children are being recruited fo…

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Devious

When “Hien” was trafficked in early June, her family in central Vietnam was devastated. Aged 19, Hien fell into a trap set by another young woman who took her across the border of China with promises of a good job, but instead sold her to a brothel.

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Devious

When “Hien” was trafficked in early June, her family in central Vietnam was devastated. Aged 19, Hien fell into a trap set by another young woman who took her across the border of China with promises of a good job, but instead sold her to a brothel. Hi…

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The difference between bravery and stupidity

Just by chance, I was sitting on a boat when the call came. The 'boat' was a café moored in Hanoi's West Lake. I was on the top deck with some friends on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and when my phone rang I was surprised to see it was an international call. Hugh,...

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News Roundup: May-June 2015

An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. The trafficking of Vietnamese kids to the UK grabs the headlines in both countries. The Guardian – and in videoTuoi Tre NewsYours truly talks to…

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News Roundup: May-June 2015

An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. The trafficking of Vietnamese kids to the UK grabs the headlines in both countries. The Guardian – and in video. Tuoi Tre NewsYours truly talks to ITV about the growth in bride trafficking to China.

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