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

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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Courage

We met Minh in February, alone and cold on a park bench at night. He was 15 years old, but tiny for his age; he could easily pass for 12 or 13. He’d been sleeping rough on the streets of Hanoi for just a couple of nights, and was relieved when he came …

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News Roundup: May 2015

An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world. In Vietnam Man claims to be selling sperm in Vietnamese hospital as a cover to sell babies. Vietnam strengthens its commit to fight human traffi…

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Strength to share

One of my deepest personal joys is seeing Blue Dragon kids take an interest in caring for others. In some ways I wish that all of the kids we raise would go on to become carers and advocates, but I maintain that the motivation has to come from within, and not be a...

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The long haul

Blue Dragon works from a centre in Hanoi, where most of our team is based. A few years ago we also established a centre in central Vietnam to support the several hundred kids and families we help there in the fight against human trafficking. But our wo…

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Momentum

Blue Dragon’s Street Outreach team meets new homeless children in Hanoi every week, and sometimes every day. Kids come to the city for a great variety of reasons: neglect and abuse at home… a fight at school… poverty and hunger… or maybe just a s…

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Farewell, young Quoc

Today I share the sad news of the passing of a little boy named Quoc. Quoc was 12 years old and living in rural Bac Ninh province, 2 hours north of Hanoi. He had a difficult life, growing up in poverty with a very ill mother. Quoc appeared to be a norm…

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Safe / not safe

After 3 weeks on the road in Australia, it’s great to be back in Vietnam, back at home, and catching up with everyone and everything.One of those ‘things’ that I have been catching up: the last few episodes of The Walking Dead. For those who don’t watc…

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