Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation


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Helping Children Escape Poverty

Rally Indochina riders on tour, representing Blue Dragon children's Foundation
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (Blue Dragon) is a Hanoi-based charity that assists children to escape poverty by providing various services such as rescue from sex trafficking, slavery and forced labour, and provision of housing, employment and education.

We admire their work, and love helping them out in our own way (by riding bikes!) with our annual Rally Indochina charity ride.

What Blue Dragon Dragon Do

Blue Dragon, founded in 2002 by Michael Brosowski, has rescued over 400 children from textile factories and 100 girls from brothels and forced marriages.

Blue Dragon currently helps approximately 1,500 children and youths in Vietnam, primarily in the provinces of Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Hue, and Dien Bien Phu. In Hanoi, Blue Dragon runs a drop-in centre for street kids where they can play, shower, study, and participate in social activities.

In addition to providing direct services, Blue Dragon provides training to government authorities on topics such as human trafficking and child abuse and collaborates with legislators to modify and strengthen the country’s child-related legal framework.

Blue Dragon's Founder

high school student from Blue Dragon
children from the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation smiling
Brosowski was named one of CNN’s Heroes of the Year in 2011 and was awarded an Order of Australia in 2012 for his work defending the rights of Vietnamese children.
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By Digby Greenhalgh

Digby Greenhalgh is the founder of Explore Indochina, and a recognized expert on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. All motorcycle tours are designed and guided by Digby.