On September 6th, 2021, due to COVID 19, this Scholarship Awards ceremony was done through on site and pre-recorded videos both. Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles, Mr. Shi Yuanqiang, and Founder of BRIDGE Foundation, Laura Gong, pre-recorded their congratulations and encouragements, and were broadcasted in the school during the ceremony. There were a group of MaLiPo County leaders who drove more than 3 hours to be in school and participated this ceremony. MaLiPo County Director, Zhou JunJie also gave a speech to these students.
CHARITY PHOTOS: YUNNAN, CHINA
Malipo County is located SouthEast of Yunnan Province in China. The population is about 270,000. The average household annual income is less than $1,000 per year. It is one of the poorest counties in China. Not far from Vietnam, this area has many minorities in this county and most of them do not have any education.
BRIDGE Foundation Donates
During July 2016 China’s trip I learned that Tin Man Elementary School in Liu He Village has approximately 40 girls and 40 boys boarding at the school. Boarding school is encouraged since these kids have to walk over 3 hours one way through the jungle to get to school. However, the school dormitory is poorly equipped without basic living supplies. These 80 kids do not have any blankets and mattress for winters. They normally sleep on bamboo sheets with several clothes on and huddle together to keep warm. While still in process of establishing The BRIDGE Foundation, I was able to raise enough funds to donate 80 sets of pillows, blankets, and mattresses to these kids before the frigid winter!!!