They have built homes, reunited runaways with their families, sent children back to school and training as well as provided shelters to girls and boys. They have advocated for significant legal reform in Vietnam achieving an important milestone last month with Circular 46 being issued by the Ministry of Public Security which officially grants clear rights to victims of crimes to have access to a lawyer through the entire investigation and court process.
Teenage girls from impoverished families in Vietnam are at a disproportionately high risk of being trafficked, being pushed into early marriage or dropping out of school. Last year, BIS sponsored a Girls’ Empowerment programme run by Blue Dragon which seeks to break this cycle by providing tuition, life skills, vocational training, career preparation workshops and psychological support to teenage girls in rural and urban communities.
BIS is also looking at ways in which an even closer relationship with Blue Dragon can be developed through links which have been identified in the BIS Wellbeing curriculum. It is hoped that the Blue Dragon Schools and Partnerships Coordinator will have an opportunity to address our older students on issues that cause the young people they work with to be in crisis. Just some of the topics will be about the impact of poverty on children, homelessness, child labour and human trafficking. Through discussion of these issues, our students will be able to deepen their exploration of Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment which are the key elements at the core of the Wellness Curriculum.
Giving a meal to heal
Blue Dragon have reached out to our community with an invitation to join them in “giving a meal to heal”.
By making a small donation, you will be filling hungry bellies this Christmas!
In appreciation for your gift, you will receive a Christmas eCard for your family and friends – made with love by Blue Dragon children.
To donate, please click here (and remember to add the school’s name to your transfer slip so that we can see our overall impact at the end of the campaign).
- $30 Feeds a child for one month
- $90 Feeds a child for 3 months
- $360 Feeds a child for a year