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 4th grant to Blue Dragon allows it to continue to provide support for its anti-trafficking and legal advocacy work with street youth, victims of trafficking and high-risk youth in central and northern Vietnam.