Revive Altai cultural/environmental sustainability

Jun 12, 2013

50% Match of Your Donation for a Traditional Altai Village

Two ethnic Altai boys in Russian-language school
Two ethnic Altai boys in Russian-language school

The ancient Altai culture is being lost, overwhelmed by ethnic Russian culture. As traditional Altai pasture lands are being sold out from under them, Altai families are forced into the city to survive and their children have no experience of their sacred way of life.

Project leader Svetlana Katynova has an audacious plan to save her culture: build a traditional village at the edge of the capital city of Gorno-Altaisk, where schoolchildren can be immersed in their traditional culture. Svetlana has the land and the volunteer residents to build and the village and teach the children, but she still needs the funds required to actually build the village.

Summers in the Altai Mountains of Siberia are short and Svetlana dared not let another summer pass, so she has borrowed the $5000 needed for this summer and is counting on your help to pay the bank.

TODAY for the next few hours, your generous donation will be matched at 50% by GlobalGiving. What is it worth to save a culture?


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Altai Mir University

Shoreline, WA, United States

Project Leader

Carol Hiltner

Shoreline, Washington United States

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