Two young women are now free after being sold into sexual slavery in China 6 months ago. Blue Dragon helped bring them home this week. The trafficker, herself a young woman, has been arrested and will soon face trial for her crimes. This is our holiday wish: to see...read more
Tham was a Grade 5 student when she joined Blue Dragon back in 2007. With her family experiencing serious financial difficulties, she needed a little extra help to make it through school. Despite the hardships, Tham not only completed Grade 12 but then went on to...read more
'Ly' and her parents broke down in tears the moment they saw each other. It has been over a year since the family was torn apart by human trafficking. Fifteen year old Ly was deceived by an aunty who sold her into sexual slavery across the border in China. She...read more
Teens at Blue Dragon learn about career options throughout the year, helping them to think about the future and consider what they will do as they grow up. But this week, the kids had a break from their classes, and their parents took part instead! To help the teens...read more
Human traffickers frequently use social media to target and trap their victims. To keep kids safe, Blue Dragon is teaching young people about online safety, including how to deal with harassment and how to form safe relationships. Protecting children from online...read more
Earlier this year, 18 year old 'Du' traveled from her home in rural Vietnam to China, where a distant cousin said she could easily find a good job. But instead of being offered a job, Du realised she had been tricked; her relative had planned to sell her to a man who...read more
'Thuong' counted every day she was locked inside her captor's house in China, beaten and abused by a man who claimed to be her husband. She survived 637 terrible days before being rescued by police who then contacted Blue Dragon to bring her home to Vietnam. Thuong...read more
Join the Blue Dragon Red Stocking Christmas campaign to bring more joy to children like 'Duong'. Duong looks much younger than his actual age of 15. His tattered appearance shocked people, and he spent his days selling gum or shining shoe on the streets of Hanoi....read more
'An' doesn't know who his parents are, or where he comes from. He grew up in a group of street boys, shining shoes to earn a living on Hanoi's streets. As a baby he had been adopted but instead of receiving love and care, he had to sell chewing gum and beg on the...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!