The new school year is starting, and there are lots of exciting developments among the Blue Dragon kids.
Here's just one:
This afternoon, a 15 year old boy named Hung went to school for the very first time in his life.
Hung has grown up on the streets of Hanoi with his mother and siblings. To earn money, they shine shoes in the outer districts, but Hung has long wanted the chance to study.
Our outreach worker Vi met Hung late last year, and gradually built up a relationship with him and his mother. Hung has been coming to our drop-in centre every day for over 6 months, and apart from playing Connect 4 with the other kids (he's a champion! Nobody can beat him!) he's been studying with our teacher, Ninh, to learn some basic literacy.
And today, he went to school.
I can't post a photo, but I can say that we're immensely happy to have made this happen.