Projects

Blue Dragon Running and Football Club

Blue Dragon’s running activities have had a significant impact on children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, including young people who were once homeless or have experienced human trafficking and exploitation.

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Since its small beginnings in 2003, Blue Dragon has become a powerful force for change on the streets of Vietnam, both in bustling cities and in rural areas where poverty is widespread.

Blue Dragon offers children and families in crisis the chance to turn their lives around, providing practical solutions to the daily problems that are keeping poverty alive.

 

To learn more about Blue Dragon click on the link below:

https://www.bluedragon.org/

 

Help for Hope Joins Blue Dragon in a Three-Year Initiative for Youth Empowerment Through Sports

As we continue to maximize the effectiveness of the 2023 project, Blue Dragon invites Help for Hope to support the operation of the Blue Dragon Running Club and Football Activity for the next three years, starting from July 2024 to June 2027.

 

This support will ensure sustainable continuity for these innovative initiatives that help young people build bright futures. Specifically, your donation would enable over 120 street children and survivors of human trafficking to participate in these sports activities every year, building their confidence and life skills for a better future.

 

Every Tuesday and Friday, Blue Dragon hosts football activities for a total of 50 street children and youth aged 10 to 18, providing them with a wonderful opportunity to engage in the sport.

 

Understanding the transformative power of football, we create a safe and nurturing environment where these young people can come together and experience the joy of playing the game. These activities teach young people essential football skills while cultivating important values like teamwork, discipline, and perseverance.

 

By dedicating three hours per week to this activity, children and youth have a consistent and reliable outlet for physical fitness, confidence-building, and forming meaningful relationships with their peers and Blue Dragon’s social workers.

 

At the end of the year, two football events are organised. The events feature friendly matches and plenty of opportunities for young people to showcase the talents cultivated throughout the year-long practice. The contribution of Help for Hope can provide snacks, drinks, and fun prizes such as football cups, boosting the success of the event and encouraging these young people.