Learning and growing

Learning and Growing

Nguyen is a pretty special teenage boy.

He can be an angel at times, and he has a smile that beams with innocence. His mission in life is to bring joy to everyone; he becomes visibly frustrated and worried when people around him are arguing. Nguyen just wants everyone to be happy.… Read the rest

Appealing

appealing

It’s that time of year again when Blue Dragon is in need of help.

Anyone who follows my blog, or keeps up with the Blue Dragon Facebook page, knows of our work.

We rescue kids in crisis. Since the start of 2017 alone, we’ve already rescued 64 victims of human trafficking from brothels, forced marriages, and sweatshops.… Read the rest

Survival mode

Survival-mode

Xuan doesn’t know how he came to be in the orphanage.

He knows nothing of who his parents are or why they dropped him off at the institution just outside Hanoi. His earliest memories are of being cared for by an elderly orphanage worker in a group home; they were happy days and he always did well at school.… Read the rest

The Rush

The rush

Early last week I found myself in a meeting at Blue Dragon where a 17 year old girl, Ha, was being reunited with her family.

Ha had been trafficked from Vietnam into China 5 months ago and sold as a bride. She was a Grade 11 student and her family loves her deeply; her parents were overcome with emotion to be back together again.… Read the rest

Home to say goodbye

leaves

Diep was 17 years old when she was trafficked to China and sold to a brothel.

Most of the people Blue Dragon rescues from trafficking have been enslaved for a matter of months. Diep was in China for 14 years.

She was sold by someone posing as a friend who offered to help her get a job in Hanoi.… Read the rest

The cover story

The cover story

Huong was 19 when we brought her back.

From a province in northern Vietnam, she had been trafficked and sold to a brothel in China before her 18th birthday. At the first moment possible, she made a call to her family in Vietnam and within weeks we had located her and helped her escape.… Read the rest