We’ve pledged to raise an additional $80,000 for Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation by September 2016 to help open a new boarding school that will safely house 150 rural kids in Vietnam.
LIFE IN RURAL VIETNAM
For children who live in remote regions of Vietnam, education can be a luxury. Most families rely on farming to earn a living and work hard from dawn to dusk generating an income of only $40 per month. Sadly, this means many families cannot afford to send their children to school. Instead, children must work on the family farm or find a menial job to increase the family’s income.
Children from poor rural families who drop out of school become trapped in a cycle of poverty. They are at high risk of moving to the city and living on the streets in desperate conditions. These children become easy targets for traffickers for child labour or the sex trade.
Blue Dragon supports over 800 children in rural Vietnam at high risk of quitting school due to poverty.