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
Nghe An province, in the north-central region of Vietnam, is known as a hotspot for human trafficking. To reduce the risk to people in the community, Blue Dragon has been working with local border guards to educate and share updates about current human trafficking...read more
Back in 2014 ‘Tam’ was tricked by her neighbour and sold into a forced marriage in China. She was just 15 at the time. Four years later, Blue Dragon received a call for help and organised a plan to safely free Tam and her two young children. Now back on home soil, we...read more
Blue Dragon’s achievements between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Vietnam wide From July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 Blue Dragon assisted more sex trafficking victims and survivors than in previous years. The number of survivors receiving psycho-social support on average...read more
Most of the children who walk through the doors of Dragon House may have once scoffed at the idea of a career. All come from disadvantaged backgrounds, where they must take any work to help their families. They would be lucky to finish secondary school, let alone...read more
It’s Mid-Autumn Festival time in Vietnam! The excitement has been building as lanterns and moon cake stalls line the streets, long before the actual celebrations. As a traditional festival in the east, Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of three closely connected...read more
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Dragon Tales December 2018
In this month’s newsletter, read a carer’s experiences with sex trafficking survivors; learn how many Blue Dragon school students graduated from Grade 12 and entered university; see how Blue Dragon is working to reduce the risks of online traffickers; and find out how you can help to fill a hungry belly this Christmas!