Holiday Wine Tasting
Before you dine on turkey, and bring out the holiday decor, please join us for an evening of wine tasting to support the children at Anh Linh and Viet Anh schools. Try six wonderful international wines, and delicious cheeses from the US and around the world.
Find a new favorite wine and stock up, or holiday shop for family and friends, with all profits going to B2L for our work with the kids.
Time: 6:00 - 9:00, registration starts at 6:00
Location: Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Price: $75 ($50 tax deductible)
for a great evening!
If you can’t come but would like to donate please click here:
So many wonderful things are happening at the Anh Linh Free School and Viet Anh Primary Schools, it would be tough to put them all in the newsletter, but here are a few highlights.
Graduates Heading to College!
Five students graduated from high school in the spring and entered the economic and accounting college in 2018-2019. Their achievement is extraordinary, given their background and the competitiveness of college in Vietnam. We are happy they worked hard and received a good education and support from Anh Linh school and Bridges to Learning. We congratulate them on their success and wish them the best as they continue their education.
After finishing middle school at Anh Linh, students can continue learning in public high school with scholarships from Anh Linh. Currently there are 30 students in high school and 13 students in college.
In this school year, all 15 secondary students an Anh Linh are continuing into high school, except one who is moving into vocational training -- he wants to be a baker.
In addition, six students left Anh Linh in grades 10 or 11 for vocational training. After one year of training, they will be bakers and chefs. The education they received at Anh Linh prepared them for the training.
However, 25 primary and secondary students did not return to Anh Linh school for the 2018-2019 year. Some of the primary students returned to their hometown, some secondary students got jobs to support their families.
Secondary School Expansion!
Thanks to a gift from a benefactor Anh Linh school purchased more than 100 square meters next to the secondary school. The land will allow for a three story addition to the school. The plans include a library, a science laboratory, and a computer room.
Currently, the secondary school is smaller than the primary school so the additional classroom space will provide more opportunities for student learning. Construction started in September, with a planned completion in the spring. Construction of the building is financed by school funds and help from people like us! We are excited to be part of this long awaited expansion.