It is a job no Chinese wants to do. So they used forced labour of children like 'Toan' who was trafficked to China. He is only 15 years old and from an ethnic minority community. His family is poor so Toan decided to follow the man who promised him a job on a farm....read more
What a night! Blue Dragon kids took to the stage and danced, sang, acted and shared what overcoming adversity means to them. They chose the theme of 'Hot Pot of Life' for this year's Tet Awards, the annual Lunar New Year concert. There was even a fashion show with a...read more
Imagine this scenario. You have just been rescued from a brothel where you were locked up for a year after being trafficked. You are about to cross the border to return to your country. How would you like the border guards to treat you? Blue Dragon surveyed about 30...read more
6 kids are freed from sweatshops! Blue Dragon's Rescue Team found all 6 kids yesterday following the information gathered from the Early Warning System training for teachers in Hue, Central Vietnam (http://bit.ly/2iWZaTD). The children are only 13 and 14 years old....read more
'Linh' is 14 years old, but due to her circumstances, she wasn't able to go to school. She didn't know how to read or write. With Blue Dragon's support, in 2 years, she managed to learn how to do so, and is now in Grade 3! She didn't let the fact that she is a...read more
Blue Dragon's legal team was experienced enough to deal with the lies told by 3 traffickers in court yesterday. The 3 men who tried to sell 2 girls to brothels in China were successfully convicted. The men had gone to the homes of the 2 girls to talk about good jobs...read more
What does being 'job ready' mean? 2 years ago, Blue Dragon found that many teens who were placed in jobs did not stay for long. After evaluating the situation, Blue Dragon came up with the Career Preparation Program. All teens over the age of 15 are encouraged to take...read more
How do you persuade parents who think that their kids have gone for 'training', and not sold into sweatshops? Blue Dragon staff tried using videos. Thanks to the Early Warning System training run by Blue Dragon for teachers in 2 schools in central Vietnam, the team...read more
'Thao', 'Mai' and 'Le' will always remember the last hours of 2016. They were rescued by the Blue Dragon team, and just crossed the border between China and Vietnam. All were trafficked for forced marriages. Le was just 15 at the time. She had followed her friends who...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!