(Clearwisdom.net) Minnesota Minghui School was founded in October 2003. The school currently has more than ten students. The youngest student is 4 years old and the oldest is 13.

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So far, students have learned some Chinese pinyin and components of Chinese characters, how to write "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in Chinese and some simple Chinese conversational phrases. The students have also learned to read some ancient Chinese stories in English. Though some students are not practitioners, they also have learned to say "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in Chinese.

Students have learned how to make lotus flowers, lanterns and dragons. Before last Christmas, every student made a handmade Christmas card for Charles Li, who is being persecuted in China, and sent it to China with help from the teachers. During classes, students often share how they have behaved themselves according to "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance."

Since the first Minghui school was founded in Washington DC on January 6, 2001, many Minghui schools have been founded around the world including Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Thailand, Tokyo, Seoul, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Seattle and many cities in Taiwan. The Minnesota Minghui school incorporates the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" into its teaching, while it mainly teaches Chinese and introduces traditional Chinese culture. The school also teaches Falun Gong exercises and offers many other activities such as crafts, dancing and games. The school is open to people from all walks of life and will accept new students this fall.