19th of November, 2010
2010. “inclusive, not Exclusive” – A Children’s Day Event for 300 Children with Disabilities
On June 3rd, 2010, the Mongolian U.S.G. Alumni Association in association with Wind Bird, an NGO that works on the behalf of disabled people, and Education TV, a non-profit television network, organized a Children’s Day event at the Children’s Palace for more than 300 Mongolian children in an effort to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the national holiday for children. The theme of the event, “Inclusive Not Exclusive”, was selected in order to promote the idea to Mongolia’s younger generation that their many differences are what truly contribute to a more meaningful, dynamic and worthwhile society. As one of the attendees put it, “If we ignore our differences, it would be like living in a house that had only one window.”
- 2011. TRY ASIA in MONGOLIA – Major fundraiser
The Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) organized a highly successful fundraising event on May 13, 2011 – raising $15,000 to support the summer program of "TRY Asia in Mongolia."
TRY Asia is an international event that promotes social awareness and acceptance of disabled people. This annual program has previously taken place in seven different Asian countries, and was hosted in Mongolia in June 2011 by The Universal Development Independent Living Center for Disabled, an NGO headed by Mr. Undrakhbayar, an alumnus of a U.S. State Department Voluntary Visitor Program. The event hosted 76 people from seven Asian countries and The group traveled around Mongolia for a total of 10 days during which they traveled on public transportation and visited schools, businesses, government agencies and public institutions to raise awareness of disability issues.
Please read more here (you can find the story and photos in the newsletter)