In remote, winter-blasted regions of Mongolia, inclusive education for children
KHUVSGUL, Mongolia, 13 February 2013 – The Khuvsgul region of northern Mongolia is a land of mountains, yurts, nomads and herds.
UNICEF launches Schools for Asia to improve education for millions
NEW YORK, USA, 10 January 2012 – UNICEF is launching Schools for Asia today, an international fundraising initiative to improve the access and quality of education for disadvantaged children living across Asia and the Pacific.
Helping families and communities help themselves in western Mongolia
ULGII, Mongolia, 18 October 2007 – Milk bucket in hand, Nurzada opens the door of her home to face a howling wind. She and three generations of her family live on land nestled against the rugged mountains of western Mongolia.
UNICEF supports child-friendly policies on juvenile justice in Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, 28 September 2007 - In Ulaanbaatar, the bustling capital of Mongolia, five dishevelled children dart across the dusty pavement of the streets and pry open a heavy iron manhole cover. They slip into a narrow hole deep below the city – for now, this is where these children are living.
UNICEF works to improve access to safe water and sanitation in rural Mongolia
ULGII, Mongolia, 28 September 2007 – Twice a year, here in the capital of Mongolia’s westernmost province, Khuangan grabs a shovel, ties a cord around his waist and descends into the darkness to keep the water supply flowing.
Travelling schools bring education to migrant 'herder children'
ZAVKHAN, Mongolia, 22 September 2007 – A father reins his camel to a halt and coaxes the animal to bend its legs until its belly rests on the dry earth. His son slides off and with a quick wave goodbye turns and runs to a white felt tent known as a 'ger' – the traditional home in this region.
Mongolia faces challenges keeping ‘herder children’ in school
NARANBULAG, Mongolia, 11 September 2007 – On a windy, treeless plain in Mongolia, 10-year-old Bayarkhuu and his classmate Tsengel are herding goats in search of better grazing grounds. The goats may travel hundreds of kilometres in the summer months, but today the animals have been kept close to town, allowing Bayarkhuu to attend school in the morning and work in the afternoon.