Sunday, April 15, 2012

Plans and ideas

I started the Year of the Dragon excited about the possibilities for change, growth, and new horizons.

The first months of the year have shown that it's much more complex than that. So far, the Year of the Dragon has been about loss, coping, and challenge.

But there's hope. There's always hope. And now Blue Dragon is getting ready to face a huge new challenge which brings with it some great possibilities.

Over the last 5 years we've grown and grown... We're reaching new street kids every day through Outreach, the community is regularly asking for our involvement with disadvantaged kids, and every month we're rescuing more young people who have been trafficked.

Our little centre by the Red River just isn't big enough any more. We need to move.

However - we don't want to 'just' move. We want to create something new. We're dreaming of new spaces, safe havens, for street kids in Hanoi, with more services for more children.

We have some big ideas and a few plans. In coming weeks I'll be sharing them here.

Maybe, just maybe, the Year of the Dragon will come to something good after all.