Tuesday, January 04, 2011

First steps

Yesterday I wrote about Blue Dragon staff starting to prepare for our next rescue trip to find kids who have been taken from central Vietnam to work in garment factories.

Below is a photo of Nam, one of the staff (in the middle), talking with some parents about their children. Nam's job is to explain that their son or daughter is not undertaking vocational training, as the traffickers promised, but is instead working as unpaid labour in a dangerous factory, learning nothing, and with no chance of getting a decent job when the 'contract' is finished.

If the parents agree that their children should come home, they will give us written permission (a thumbprint is enough) so that the traffickers have no grounds to stop us.

This is the very first step in rescuing trafficked children.

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