Global Reach: Grantee Partners

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Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation


Vietnam is a major source country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor within the country and abroad. Trafficking of youth from poor rural areas to urban areas under false promises is a persistent problem in Vietnam, often affecting the poorest households. Often lured with the promise of work or vocational training, family members of the victims can travel with the knowledge, consent, or urging of unsuspecting family members. The problem of street children in Vietnam is one of the most pressing problems in the country today. Lack of legal documents such as birth certificates means many street and migrant youth are unable to access basic social services such as education.


Blue Dragon was founded in 2002 to address the needs of street children in Hanoi. Today, the organisation has grown to be one of the largest local NGOs working with at-risk youth and children in Vietnam. It has four main programs: Safe and Sound (focusing on domestic trafficking rescue and prevention); Step Ahead (providing crisis intervention for street children and children with disabilities in Hanoi), Stay In School (helping rural children and youth stay in school by providing school fee subsidies) and Project X (rescuing and rehabilitating Vietnamese women from situations of trafficking in China).

Current Grant:

EMpower’s 6th grant to Blue Dragon supports its Project X anti-trafficking program, which is rescuing, supporting and reintegrating survivors (Vietnamese women from situations of trafficking in China), and documents successful practices and approaches to develop training and support materials for other stakeholders.

Where is Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation?

Primary Location: Hanoi


Funded Since: 2010

Grantee shoutouts!
Enterprise in Vietnam!
Posted 16 March 2017
Creating change all year long
Posted 04 January 2017
Annual Dinner in Support of Youth 2016 in Hong Kong
Posted 22 January 2016
You can support our work with Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation and our other grantee partners.

Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.