🇻🇳 Michael Brosowski and his team at Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation are providing exceptional care to street kids in Vietnam, with the dream that every street kid has someone taking care of them.
💪 They started supporting street kids in 2002 to lift them out of poverty and send them back to school. When they realized that street kids were a vulnerable target for human trafficking, they embarked on a journey to fight trafficking and rescue trafficked people.
😍 Since 2002, Blue Dragon has rescued 1,049 people from trafficking, sent 5,739 kids back to school & training, placed 359 teens in jobs, served 621,193 meals, built 210 homes for families, obtained legal papers for 13,518 people… and much more!
👏 Michael shares how his childhood shaped his willingness to help other people, how he started this 20-year journey by teaching English to street kids in Hanoi with a group of volunteers and how Blue Dragon evolved over the years with more than 100 staff dedicated to making the lives of street kids better.
🤝 We also discuss his initial career as an ESL teacher, his love for Vietnam and his advice to everyone who wants to make a change: identify what you are good at and share it with other people!
14’ - Trust as the key ingredient towards empowerment - ‘you get out of people what you expect’
28’ - From anti-poverty to anti-trafficking
47’ - It all started by teaching English to Vietnamese street kids
56’ - From a team of volunteers to a team of 100 staff in 15 years
95’ - Identify what you are good at and share it with other people
The story of Luong.
More stories from Blue Dragon.
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Michael’s TEDx Talk - Winning the fight against human trafficking.
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