On June 11th, 2023, due to COVID, this Scholarship Awards ceremony was held through on site and pre-recorded videos both. Founder of BRIDGE Foundation, Laura Gong, pre-recorded her congregations and encouragements and were broadcasted in the school during the ceremony. Also, BRIDGE sponsors three middle high schools, Lu Yushan, Wang Changli and Wang Changlei since 2020. All these three were all graduated from Tin Man elementary school with outstanding scores. BRIDGE continues to support them throughout the years.
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!!!