How the Little Blue Dragon saved ChristmasPosted: October 19, 2012
About this time of year an email goes back to the UK asking Mum, Dad, sisters, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephew what they want for Christmas.
Over the years they’ve become used to table cloths, DVDs with Mickey Mouse speaking Chinese and assorted silk dressing gowns that aren’t quite suited to the North East winter.
This year at least a couple of the kids are better catered for with the Little Blue Dragon book. Stephane and San Alexandre Yvin, from Green Tangerine, have apparently written and illustrated it and very lovely it is too. All proceeds are going to the very wonderful Blue Dragon and it’s in English and Vietnamese.
They cost a very reasonable 200,000 VND each and are available from Bookworm.
As regards Blue Dragon check out their recent post on trafficking – a robust defence on justifying the cost of rescue.
I particularly liked Michael’s line in the comment box:
“It sure is strange when NGOs say “We don’t get involved in individual cases.” If there is no “individual case,” then what is there? How do you help a million if you don’t help one?”
NGOs have become very sophisticated in highlighting the circumstances of individuals to boost their fundraising. For them then to turn around and suggest actually assisting individuals is somehow naive, well it doesn’t seem quite right.