Thank you very much everyone for all your support towards our work in Mongolia! We've just been able to send a couple of big boxes of English books up to Tsagaanuur and Hatgal in the north of Mongolia where an English teacher from one of our partner schools is running a summer mobile library project for children in the Tsataan (Reindeer herder) camps. The project is beginning next week and once it's finished the books will be transported back to Hatgal town near Huvsgul Lake where the students there will use them during the school year.
We will post photos of the Tsagaanuur summer project as well as the Hatgal school project shortly as they are available.
It's a very exciting time for us and the students in this region that is very isolated and does not receive much funding for their libraries / school books.
To all our fantastic supporters,
The last two months we've been working to complete our last four library projects from the end of 2012 and prep plans for our next libraries. There's still a few shipment of books to come in for the four projects and we'll have some great reports on that to post and some new info on the upcoming Huvsgul Province projects.
As you've maybe seen on our other project page for the Mobile Teepee Library we'll be working up in the north with the Tsataan reindeer herders and alongside this project we will be focusing on regional schools that serve some of these children. It's a region that is very isolated and distant from the capital and its educational funding. We really believe strongly in supporting these schools and their students and teachers. We have contact with five schools and will be pushing had complete these projects this year.
We'll have some great statistics and photos shortly. Thank you for your support!
Had a very busy past few weeks ordering and distributing books to four different libraries. We have new projects in Hyalganat soum up on the Selenge river, Jargalaant soum which is just east of Erdenet, and a small library setup for dormitory students in Bulgan. We also sent a lot of new books to the Erdenet Central Library with which we continue to work closely with to make sure their several thousand readers have access to the best books and educational materials possible!
We will have some new photos and updates about these projects soon to share with you. Will also have some news on a new project we're planning up north near the Russian border with the Tsataan people, a nomadic reindeer herder group. Stay tuned for some great updates soon!
First half of the kids material have arrived for the Orkhon Aimag Central Library Family Resource Room. We had a couple volunteers from France here that helped us with the delivery and interviewed the director for a video they're presenting in France to help raise awareness for our projects to students and companies. The resource room's renovations are just being finished up and we'll deliver the second half of the toys and materials when they arrive and will post photos and an update once everything is finished up.
In terms of schools we're very excited to have our next four project schools identified. They're all within an hour of Erdenet and all in great need of new scholastic material, children's books, and other literature. We're really hoping to be able ot complete all four projects at the beginning of the school years. A number of companies have pledged to donate for these projects so we're very excited to get started!
We're still looking for a few more pledgers in our summer Company Pledge Drive. We've been challenged to find 20 $500 pledgers by August 31st. We'd love to have your help in finding more pledgers, whether it be your workplacees, student groups, churches, or otherwise! Contacts us for details!
Thank you so much for your ongoing support to help us making a big change in students' lives here!
Some great news! We just delivered new textbooks to a local school here in Erdenet for grades 1-12. The school was really short on some books, especially some of the English curriculum we provided. Some of the classes had 3-4 books per 20+ students so the teachers and kids are very happy having more books per class. 950 students and 84 teachers will benefit from these books. We also have identified our next project site. A school in a small town about 25km outside of Erdenet. They have nearly 1,000 students as well and have hardly any recent reading books for their students. They also have a branch library at the local dormitory for students who's families live in the countryside and will organize rotating books through there so students and community members can benefit from the books during after school hours. We're very excited about this new project! The school has also asked Edurelief to help them setup a few wireless networks around the school for their teachers and students so they can do research and learning online in different areas around the school. Pretty slow connection to be sharing but they will be very happy with it. We also visited the Central Library here in Erdenet and will partner with them to renovate and add new materials to their family resource room. It's a place where families can come and learn and their young children can play at the same time. They have very few toys and books and some generous supporters have been preparing some toys for this project. The shipping company we use from the USA has agreed to ship several big boxes of materials for free for this project. All around great start for the spring and much more to come in the summer and fall. Thanks for your continued support!
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