Thank you for participating as a China Conference: Southeast Asia (CCSEA) delegate, scheduled for February 18-19, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. We would like to share updates about our event with you.
We have been carefully monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus, the recommendations by the World Health Organization, as well as health and international travel advisories. In the interest of your safety, we are postponing the event. We will be in touch shortly with a new conference date.
We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We look forward to having you join our conference later this year.
Thank you very much.
Founder and CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
Michael grew up in Sydney and studied high school in rural NSW before completing an Arts/Education degree at the University of NSW. He worked as an English and ESL teacher for four years before returning to UNSW to work in Gifted Education while studying a Masters of Education.
In 2002, Michael moved to Vietnam and established Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in response to the overwhelming needs of street children. With no experience or funding, the early days were extremely difficult, but with help from local people, Blue Dragon soon took on a life of its own.
Blue Dragon now serves the needs of over 1,500 highly disadvantaged children, including children and youth who have been trafficked; street children; and children with disabilities. Many Blue Dragon children are in conflict with the law or are victims of crime.
Michael’s role in Blue Dragon today is leading the fulfilment of the organisation’s purpose and vision of creating a better world.