Happy children at the Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation

After being six weeks in Hanoi and flooded with work, I finally found the time last week to visit one Hanoi’s NGO. I met with Trịnh Thanh Hiếu, Communications Officer at the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, in their headquarters in Hanoi. Started in 2003, Blue Dragon is an Australian charity that works with children in … Continue reading Happy children at the Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation

The sad reality of child trafficking in Vietnam

Last week, I met with the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation and talked to Trịnh Thanh Hiếu, who told me a lot about the problem of children’s and women’s trafficking in Vietnam. The issue of child traffic seems to be twofold in Vietnam. Children are being trafficked into child labour, working in various sectors of the … Continue reading The sad reality of child trafficking in Vietnam

Meeting with Roelien from the Asia Center Foundation

Last week we have met with the Director of the Asia Center Foundation (ACF), Roelien Muller. Roelien is from South Africa, and has been in Phuket for many years. After her husband and father passed away, Roelien found herself at a point of life where she decided to do something useful. She has been enrolled … Continue reading Meeting with Roelien from the Asia Center Foundation

Phuket – Between slums and five star resorts

Many of the NGOs on Phuket work with children and women. We have met with Roelien Muller from the Asia Center Foundation, who gave us insight into the humanitarian situation on Phuket. Read our article about the Asia Center Foundation here. Phuket is one of the favourite tourist destination of many foreigners that come to … Continue reading Phuket – Between slums and five star resorts

Arrived in Phuket!

Hi everybody, Just to let you know that we are back in Thailand, and will stay in Phuket for some weeks. Phuket is known to be one of Thailand’s main tourism destinations, with heavy partying in Patong Beach (this is not where we stay 😉 We have already contacted several NGOs working in different fields … Continue reading Arrived in Phuket!

The situation of the mentally and physically disabled in Bali

We were not surprised to learn that the situation of mentally and physically disabled in Bali is similar to those in Thailand. Sarah Chapman, who is part of the outreach team of the NGO Yayasan Solemen Indonesia, told us some of her experiences, and it sounded pretty much like what we have heard in Thailand. … Continue reading The situation of the mentally and physically disabled in Bali

Being barefoot with Solemen

Sarah Chapman, a nurse in the UK, has travelled through Bali when she came around a young local girl, skinny and sick, in a remote mountain village. The girl, eight years old and 6.4 kilos, was too short and too skinny for her age, and obviously had severe health issues. Sarah knew she had to … Continue reading Being barefoot with Solemen

Give Chakrii a second chance!

We are super happy to present our new project! 🙂 Chakrii needs our help to get off the streets! Being without his family, he has been living on the streets for many years. Help him to leave the streets of Chiang Mai’s red light district, and to get back to school. Click here for more … Continue reading Give Chakrii a second chance!