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Mongolia | Let Girls Learn | Taiga Project

Wehrly, M.
volunteer from California
in Mongolia
Group Photo

7 Peace Corps volunteers and 5 Mongolian counterparts will conduct a 2 day skills development seminar for Taiga region's teachers and 9th-11th grade students. The seminar will focus on leadership development; providing life skills tools; and healthy lifestyle choices. By providing skill development opportunities and tools to the closest community to the Dukha people throughout the year, as opposed to solely in the summer, the Taiga project can increase its impact.

In the summer, Peace Corps volunteers and Mongolian counterparts will travel to the Taiga region where the camps are established for the season. Through daily, interactive lessons with volunteers and Counterparts, the community members will increase their knowledge of self-advocacy skills by: learning specific English phrases to improve communication with tourists; gain a better understanding of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle; empower youth within their community; and promote good governance through the active participation of all community members. Most significantly, with the launch of our Empowerment & Leadership Seminar, we hope to propel and build summer lessons off of the success and learning from the seminar.

With the assistance of the Let Girls Learn Program, the Taiga Project will bring together NGOs and Government organizations to create lasting change and local ownership of the project.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in Mongolia as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.

Your contribution increases the impact of Ms. Wehrly, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in Mongolia.

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funding completed
$1,557.25
total raised