Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
Context: Trafficking of youth from poor rural areas to urban areas under false promises of income and legitimate employment is a persistent problem in Vietnam, often affecting the poorest households. Lack of legal documents such as birth certificates means many street and migrant youth are unable to access basic social services (e.g. registering for school etc.).
Organization: Blue Dragon, which was founded in 2002 to address the needs of street children in Hanoi, provides vulnerable young people with support, tools and opportunities to improve their conditions through its three main programs: Step Ahead, Safe and Sound, and Stay In School.
Current Grant: EMpower’s 6th grant to Blue Dragon supports their Project X anti-trafficking program, to increase best practices and the evidence base in the sector, as well as rescue, support and re-integrate survivors.