When “Hoa” was younger, her family struggled to get by. Since she was in Grade 5, Blue Dragon supported Hoa by providing everything she needed to stay in school: school fees, uniform, textbooks and stationery. Hoa loved school, but when she graduated she felt that she...read more
If you met V.A. today, you would never imagine that as a young boy he sold gum on the streets to make ends meet. Each day was a struggle to survive. V.A. and his family were not able to look any further than the next sale. The days on the street were long, and...read more
‘Hien’ is from Hue province, in the central region of Vietnam. Her father doesn’t have a stable job due to a condition that affects his ability to do manual work, and her mother picks up odd jobs when she can. Without a stable income, her family struggles to make ends...read more
At age 24, ‘Duong’ was a single mother in central Vietnam. She was once married, and had a child, but then her and her husband divorced. After her divorce, Duong started dating another man, and after almost two years he invited her on a holiday to China. Having spent...read more
Blue Dragon’s rescues of Vietnamese women trafficked into China for sexual slavery have led to the disruption of a major trafficking operation. In October 2018, Blue Dragon responded to a call for help from a 21-year-old Vietnamese woman, ‘Tam’, who was enslaved in a...read more
In 2015, when ‘Lien’ was 16 years old, she was tricked into going to China with the promise of a high paying job. But when she arrived, she was forcibly held and met with an impossible choice: Be sold into a forced marriage or into a brothel. Lien “chose” to be sold...read more
Mrs Thuan is a carer at a Blue Dragon shelter in Hanoi. Her job is to care for human trafficking survivors who have sought safe accommodation with Blue Dragon while they start getting their life back on track. She wants to share with you how your support helps to...read more
Going to university and choosing a career is major life step, and youth around the world need assistance to help them make informed decisions and improve their employability. Savills Vietnam, a leading real-estate service provider in Vietnam, has been developing...read more
Take a few moments to read about the Blue Dragon head chef’s job: cooking meals for street kids and children from poor families. Q: How did you come to work at Blue Dragon? A: I’m married to the previous Blue Dragon chef (who is a former beneficiary of Blue Dragon),...read more
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Dragon Tales February 2019
In this issue: read about “Toan”, a boy who was living on the streets, and now dreams of becoming a doctor; share your thoughts with us in a quick survey; and see how Blue Dragon is working with authorities to ensure the rights of victims of human trafficking and child abuse!