Mongolia Advance democratic ideals in Mongolia

Help Spirit of America support the efforts of the US Army and US Embassy

With the help of our supporters, Spirit of America $3,130 on English language books for children in Mongolia.

This project is fully funded. Thank you!

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Strategically located between Russia and China, Mongolia is a sparsely populated country with more than one-quarter of its population engaged in semi-nomadic herding. In the early 1990s, the Mongolian people chose democracy over communism and began the transition to a market economy. At the same time, Soviet subsidies ended, and in turn, Mongolia’s educational spending and quality declined. Many schools were forced to close, while other facilities fell into disrepair. Since then, Mongolia’s need for educational infrastructure has continued to grow. Currently, the Mongolian system can only accommodate 25% of the student population and, in most districts, schools are so overcrowded that classes take place in shifts.

Kindergartners in Zamiin-Uud have been hard at work in their newly built school.

In the southeast, a lack of schools is forcing Mongolian families to send their children across the border into China to attend school, eroding Mongolian culture and undermining its democratic values. In an effort to help the Mongolians improve their education system and provide for their own people, the US has funded the construction of a new school in the southeastern town of Zamiin-Uud. The town’s Governor, Naidam Aldarbayar, stated “this kindergarten was built in the right place, at the right time, for the right people.” As a part of this effort, the US Army Civil-Military Support Element (CMSE) working with the US Embassy identified the critical need for English language books in the school and in a US supported American Space – a small American style library that promotes and encourages mutual understanding between the United States and Mongolia. This school will, as the US Ambassador to Mongolia, AMB Jennifer Zimdalh-Galt, explained “allow Mongolia to continue to shine as a bright light in a dark neighborhood.”

SoA’s Terrell, reading “The Hungry Caterpillar” with the new kindergartners.

With your help, Spirit of America can meet these needs. Providing English language books will not only enhance the educational experience of young and old children alike, but will continue to build on the democratic values that the US and Mongolia share.

100% of your gift will be used to purchase what is needed for this project. Donations in excess of the project's needs will be offered a refund.

 

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