Sweden, Cuba, Vietnam and other architecture is evident in the pods.
Walking up the "hill" to the school, which is then filled with steps! We got quite a workout. The Centre is nestled in the mountains and is so beautiful - and huge!
Students in residence participating in a special program put on by WorldVision.
Meeting the Director of the Centre - she worked with Enkhe way back when! She is busy, and dedicated. Then, we were treated to lunch which was excellent.
Enkhe's memories include the planting of all the trees on the campus - including this one!
Then, we headed to the Mongolian Education Alliance for a tour of just a few of their many and important programs. The first stop was the Book Ger - one of three in the city where children who do not have access to books can come and read, take out books, listen to stories, and their parents can come and get materials on parenting. A fabulous and much needed resource. Nara's dream, she was our guide, is to open a Book Ger in the rest of the districts in UB. It would cost $7,000 a pop - well worth the price....anyone want to sponsor one?
Books galore, including home-made Big Books and very small child-made books.
An extra treat - a child read to me.
This is the librarian at the Book Ger....she is a volunteer and has a huge heart - she puts all her time, energy and some pocket change, too into this project
Then, off to School 102...we popped in on a second grade class that became convinced that Rick was Santa Claus. Next we visited a fourth grade class, and do note the school uniforms for the middle grades!