At VTM we supported Blue Dragon with funds from the race – funds raised directly from runners. Here is just some of what they achieved in 2019 and why we support their great work.
In 2019 Blue Dragon rescued 107 victims of human trafficking from China; all female, and all trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Throughout the year, Blue Dragon met 85 children on the streets of Hanoi and offered a place to stay while we helped them either get back to their families, or find safe long term accommodation.
The number of tertiary students receiving scholarships from Blue Dragon has now reached 100, which means that they are supporting 100 young adults attain a university education, along with another 598 children in school.
In one of the remotest regions of Vietnam, Blue Dragon built a boarding house and classrooms for primary school children of ethnic minority communities who live too far from school to travel each day.
Blue Dragon’s lawyers represented 27 people in 18 court cases around the country, with a 100% success rate of sending human traffickers and child sex abusers to prison.