Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in central Vietnam this week. In some villages, families are trapped in waist-deep water. Over 100 people have died. Blue Dragon children and their family in areas hit by the typhoon are all safe. Our social workers have been...read more
16 year old San is safely home today. Back in February, he left his family in the northern mountains of Vietnam to escape grinding poverty and look for work in Hanoi. When Blue Dragon Children's Foundation met San two weeks ago, he was hungry, living under a bridge,...read more
Loan and Giang met on the road to China, following a woman who had offered them both good jobs. The girls made friends quickly as they discovered they had much in common. They both were aged 23 and from H'mong communities in mountainous regions of Vietnam. Both were...read more
When a friend introduced 13 year old 'Han' a high-paid job in a restaurant, she couldn't be more excited and accepted it straight away. Han has never been to school so cannot read or write. Growing up on tiny coffee and cashew farm in rural Vietnam, she could only...read more
Blue Dragon's sponsors have played a valuable role in supporting children and families in breaking the poverty cycle and giving kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to study a chance to learn, develop and prosper in life. Over the years, however, our focus has been...read more
14 year old 'Manh' is from one of the poorest regions in northern Vietnam. From his front door he can see Vietnam's border with China, which is closer to his house than his school. Hearing that there were many high-paid jobs in China, Manh believed that crossing the...read more
It was a beautiful bright autumn day when 15 year old 'Huy' and his grandmother reunited. Bringing up Huy since he was a little boy, his grandma had been desperately worried when he disappeared a few months ago. It's hard to describe her joy when Blue Dragon contacted...read more
Last week,15 year old 'Ly' dropped by to see the Blue Dragon team in central Vietnam. Blue Dragon rescued Ly from a sweatshop just 3 months ago and she has already returned to school with tuition support and the aid of a new bicycle. The teenager shared her...read more
'Hoa' is from an ethnic minority community in northern Viet Nam. She was in grade 10 when she fell in love with a young man on Facebook who claimed to be a border guard. They messaged for some time before he invited Hoa out on a date. The young girl quickly accepted....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!