Street Kids

Transforming the lives of homeless children

Creating hope

Life on the streets is dangerous. Hanoi’s street kids are children who have come to the city from rural areas to escape extreme hardship… but instead, they become targets for abuse, human trafficking and exploitation.

Blue Dragon is always here to lend a hand. We create hope for street children – hope for a safe home, an education, and a better life.

What we do

Blue Dragon takes a holistic approach to protecting street kids and getting them to safety.


Providing emergency shelter and long-term accommodation options.

Drop-in Centre

Giving kids a place to play, join activities, learn good behaviour, hang out with friends and meet social workers.


Bringing runaways home and working with families to ensure children are safe.


Providing a healthy and nutritious lunchtime meal, sustenance at our shelters and school lunches.

Social work

Individual case work with children and families to provide for education, employment, and psychological and physical wellbeing.

Legal support

Supporting children through the court system, at the police station and to obtain birth certificates and legal documents.


Providing older teenagers and young adults with safe, supported accommodation and preparing them for independent living in the future.

Education and training

Getting kids back to education or training as soon as possible; providing individual tutoring, study groups and workshops.

A Blue Dragon staff member is talking to 2 boys underneath a bridge surrounded by a lot of rubbish.

Whatever it takes

Blue Dragon is out on the streets of Hanoi every night, searching for children who are sleeping rough.

Every child in need of help is offered shelter, food, and a chance to change their life.

See the Blue Dragon Fact Sheet on Street Children to understand more about this important work.

Ban's story

The shoeshine boy who dreamt of a better life.

Our Work

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Street Kids

Through street outreach, Blue Dragon finds homeless children and offers shelter, family reunion, education, and health care.


Blue Dragon ensures disadvantaged and street children stay in school and receive an education.

Human Trafficking

Blue Dragon is leading the fight against slavery and trafficking in Vietnam.

Legal Advocacy

Blue Dragon offers a unique Legal Advocacy service for young people in crisis.

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