What is Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation?
Since our small beginnings in 2003, Blue Dragon has become a powerful force for change on the streets of Vietnam, both in the bustling cities and in rural areas where poverty is widespread.
Blue Dragon offers children and families in crisis the chance to turn their lives around, providing practical solutions to the daily problems that are keeping poverty alive.
For children in Vietnam who are born into poverty, there is little hope for the chance of a better life.
More than 66% of the population lives in rural areas, where rice farming is the major industry and whole families earn as little as $1 – $2 a day.
Children growing up in extreme poverty often have no choice but to quit school and move far from home, exposing them to dangers such as trafficking, homelessness, sexual exploitation, drug abuse, and illness.
Blue Dragon believes that every child deserves exceptional care so they can grow and flourish.
Our services are holistic, including rescue and crisis care for young people in immediate danger; shelter; legal advocacy; and long term support to return to school and training.
While taking care of each child’s immediate needs we invest in community development and long-term change on a systemic scale. Everything we learn from our individual cases feeds into our work on law reform, policy development, and training programs.
Who Do We Help?
Blue Dragon helps kids in crisis throughout Vietnam. We work with street kids, runaway children, victims of human trafficking, children with disabilities, young rural-urban migrants, kids affected by drugs and HIV/AIDS, homeless families, child prisoners, and the rural poor.
We are there for every child who needs us to see them through a crisis, and we work with them until they no longer need our assistance.
From very humble beginnings, we have grown to an organisation of dedicated staff serving over 1,500 children throughout Vietnam.