Blue Dragon’s achievements between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
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 each month increased by 94%. In addition, 220% more girls were supported to undertake vocational training and 216% more survivors assisted to return to school.
If you are interested in learning more, you can head to LinkedIn to read about the development of our work with sex trafficking survivors over the past six years.
In Hanoi, Blue Dragon works around the clock to give a helping hand to children living and/or working on the streets.
In the 2017 – 2018 period, Blue Dragon rescued 11% more children from the streets, and provided an additional 43% with emergency and long-term accommodation. Additionally, 10% more children undertook work experience and were assisted to get jobs.
Blue Dragon has been working with the Hue community, in central Vietnam, for over ten years to educate teachers, parents and children on human trafficking risks, child rights and the importance of education. This investment is paying off, with a massive reduction in the number of children leaving home and being trafficked into sweatshops in Ho Chi Minh City. Blue Dragon is now considering how we can maintain this impact by handing over anti-trafficking initiatives to the local community.
In the 2017 – 2018 period we supported 407 children to stay in school; one of the most effective ways to combat child labour and trafficking. In addition, we provided 117 youth over 15 years old with career information to help them make informed post-school choices. Although the 2017 – 2018 statistics showed a decline in the number of children, parents and teachers receiving training on anti-trafficking strategies, we see this as a success as our work here is almost done. The community is working towards self-sufficiency, and now has the autonomy to continue the existing initiatives to maintain vigilance to the dangers of human trafficking.
Dien Bien province
Dien Bien (northwest Vietnam) is an impoverished region in northwest Vietnam that is highly vulnerable to human trafficking.
Blue Dragon has been working with the community to provide education around the risks of human trafficking, child rights, and information about the rescue and support services of Blue Dragon. In 2017 – 2018, there was a 96% increase in the number of parents receiving this information.
Additionally, we saw a 196% increase in the number of children receiving career information and support so they can make informed decisions about their future.
Thank you for caring for children in crisis and joining the fight against human trafficking. For every child that stays in school, and has a safe place to rest at night, we are one step closer to creating a better world.