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Month: June 2019

Rebuilding

Coming home from dinner on Sunday night, I had a message waiting for me from one of the Blue Dragon staff. He was on his way to meet a young man who had just come out of prison, a former Blue Dragon boy named ‘Hao’ who was caught up in the pedophile rings that ran with impunity several years ago, and was unable to escape the drugs and darkness that came with that terrifying life. Much has changed since then, including the fact that those rings no longer have impunity.…

Caged

Long’s story reached us through a woman whose son we were already helping; a random conversation on no particular day, almost incidentally. “I wonder if you can do something for my neighbour,” she said. “Their son, Long, is quite naughty so they have locked him up in their house.” Every now and then, Blue Dragon comes across families who have locked their children up to stop them running away. Just this week we found a 9 year old boy chained inside his home (he’s now in an emergency shelter while…