Sisters “Trinh” and “Van” are part of the Khmu ethnic group, born into an impoverished community in central Vietnam. Women in this community are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, due to high poverty levels and low access to education. At the age of 13, Van...read more
Blue Dragon rescues children in crisis every day, but by going above and beyond it is truly transforming young lives.read more
In remote provinces such as Dien Bien, north-west Vietnam, it is common for girls in the community to dropout of school prematurely, be married at a young age and become pregnant, or fall prey to a human trafficker. Culturally more importance has been placed on boys....read more
20-year-old Tai had a rough start in life growing up in a Hanoi slum, but has worked hard and made the most of every opportunity - including a fully-paid scholarship to study English in Australia thanks to the Langports Foundation. Tai has just touched down in Hanoi...read more
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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
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Dragon Tales April 2019
In this issue: read about the impact of your support on Vietnamese children in crisis, meet Blue Dragon heroes around the world, and learn how you can improve the lives of children by shopping, travelling and doing business!