American University of Mongolia Access Microscholarship Students Visit Mongolian Orphanage

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia- February 1st, 2016- High school students in the American University of Mongolia Access Microscholarship Program participated in an outreach visit to the Gerel Orphanage in Ulaanbaatar on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Access students shared their time and talents with orphanage residents, who ranged in age from 1 to 13.  The students offered a half-day session of English and Mongolian songs, games, and activities and gave personalized, individualized gifts to each orphanage resident. 100_5678

Community service is one of the many activities AUM Access students engage in during the course of their two years of training. By engaging outreach programs such as this, Access students build confidence in using their English while giving back a portion of what they have learned to those less fortunate in Mongolian communities,” explained Lynn Mallory, Director of the AUM English Language Institute.

100_5722The Gerel orphanage provides a home for children without parents or whose parents can no longer care for them.  On the campus of the orphanage, Reaching the Light Development Center provides therapy and training for countryside children with disabilities, as well as training their caregivers to continue the therapy when they return home.

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Access students playing with the kids from Gerel orphanage

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