Category Archives: Education

Untold 25: A Better World for All Children

By Degi Bolormunkh Our guest today is Ms. Tuyajargal, the founder and president of Merciful World NGO. She shares some interesting stories about her personal life and the meaningful works done by the Merciful World NGO. She provides many insights … Continue reading

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Untold 23: Promoting Inclusiveness Through Sports

By Odmaa Sod-Erdene Ms. Altantsetseg.B is the Executive Director of Special Olympics Mongolia. Having spent most of her career as a geologist/geochemist at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and several other mining companies, Ms. Altantsetseg believes it was fate that … Continue reading

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Untold 22: Differently-abled Citizens Are the Largest Minority in the World

By Bulgan Batdorj and Anand Jangar Today, our guest is Ms. Selenge Sambuu, executive director of the “Association of Parents with Differently-abled Children” (APDC). She started as a board member of the association and transitioned to her current position as … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost 20: From ‘Defectology’ to Special Needs

By Iderbold Batbayar Have you ever thought deeply about how you think about disability and what your version of its definition would be? Dr. Odgerel’s story has a lot to tell. After committing 34 years of her life to the … Continue reading

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A More Constructive Longterm Interaction Between Rio Tinto and Mongolia

By Julian Dierkes In a previous post, I gave my sense of where the re-negotiations regarding the OT Agreement are heading and how I see this as a step in a repeating cycle. I have also pointed to a quest … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost 17: Vocational Education for Disabled People

By Ganchuluun Turbat  Our guest is Ms. Altmaa, Director of the School of Vocational Education and Skills at the Mongolian National Rehabilitation Vocational Training Center. She shared her views on vocational education of the people with disabilities. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mongolia · … Continue reading

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World-Leading National University of Mongolia?

By Julian Dierkes and Orkhon Gantogtokh Rankings of schools and universities were initially conceived to bring accountability and transparency to education. In this, they are similar to all kinds of rankings that are applied to countries, including Mongolia. Yet, university … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 13: Education Means Competitiveness in Business

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Oidov Vaanchig, (@OidovVaanchig) a disability activist, business entrepreneur, good husband, and father of three wonderful children. He has a diverse educational background: elementary school in Russia, secondary school in Umnugobi province, the National University of Mongolia, and … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 12: Wonderful Children Captivated Me

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest is E. Enkhzul, a teacher at the 116th school – the only school for the visually impaired and blind children in Mongolia. Having worked both during the socialist and democratic periods, Enkhzul shared her insightful … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 11: Let’s Remove Small Barriers of Communication

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan  Our guest is a third-year student at the Mongolian International University (MIU). From her home soum in Bayankhongor Province, Ms Lkhamsuren shares with us her experience of secondary and post-secondary schools, her dream of educating the young … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 9: Хөгжлийн бэрхшээлтэй иргэд хотод нуугдаж амьдардаг

Мөнхбатын Сайнбуян Энэ удаагийн зочин болох Анне Тулкин маань АНУ-аас холбогдлоо. Тэрээр АНУ-ын хөгжлийн бэрхшээлтэй оюутнуудад зориулсан Нээлттэй Коллеж (Accessible College)-ийг үүсгэн байгуулсан ба одоо захирлаар нь ажиллаж байна. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mongolia · #9 Persons with disabilities in the city can … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 8: Everyone Has the Right to Learn

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest today is Ms. Munkhzul.D, a principal of the 263rd public kindergarten in Songino Khairkhan district of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. After graduating from the Mongolian State University of Education in 2011, this kind-hearted lady works … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 6: Do Not Stop at ‘CANNOT’, Focus on the ‘HOW’

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Before the pandemic, Ms. Kimiko used to travel to the ger district in a crowded bus to teach her students – who were all not in one place like kindergarten or school, but they waited for a … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 5: “3D Printing Makes Prosthetics Easier and Brings it Closer”

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest is a young engineer, Mandakhnaran, who makes 3D-printed arms for children. It strikes us that there are very few people who know about the 3D-printable prosthetic devices in town. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mongolia · #5 Гурван хэмжээст … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 4: “Introducing A New Idea: Independent Livelihood”

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest is Undrakhbayar, the founder and director of Tugeemel Hugjil (Universal Progress MILC), the first-ever Center for Independent Living for people with disabilities in Mongolia. As a result of a doctor’s failure to perform a spinal … Continue reading

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