Working to support the family

Tu was only 15 years old when he left his village to work on the streets of Hanoi. He became a ‘shoeshine boy’ working near a big international hotel, and he sent all his profits home at the end of every month. With this income, Tu’s mother had just enough to send her other two sons to school.

A chance to play soccer and much more

Blue Dragon met Tu back in 2003. He immediately became one of our most passionate soccer players! Once he got to know us, Tu gladly accepted our offer of a place to live, an operation on his throat and help to find a training course where he could learn to cook. Today, Tu is a chef in one of Hanoi’s best restaurants, and even competed as part of a team on Iron Chef Vietnam! He lives independently of Blue Dragon, and still supports his family.

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