OT awards 20 students with Gobi scholarshipSociety | Education
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi on Wednesday hosted an awards ceremony to recognize the latest recipients of its Gobi Scholarship programme. This year, 20 students received scholarships, which focus on developing key skills and professions needed in the region.
Speaking to the students, Batsukh Galsan, Chairman of OT’s Board of Directors, said, “OT’s vision is to go from natural wealth to enduring value, knowledge, and skill. This is best showcased by our scholarship programme – now in its 10th year – that encourages and supports the best of our young talent. I’m confident that our youth will develop themselves into the highest standard in the respective professions, and contribute to the development of Mongolia,”
One of the 2015 scholars, Davaajargal said “I’m studying medicine thanks to the generous support by OT. I’ll return to my home town upon completion of my studies and it’ll be my privilege to serve the local community,”
The Gobi Scholarship programme started in 2005 as a part of OT’s efforts to build capacity in Omnongobi. The programme ensures Omnogobi student’s skills fill critical gaps in Omnogobi by returning to their home region upon successful completion of their studies.
OT provides full scholarships to the students and, additional development training. Students whose skills match OT’s business requirements need are also considered for internship opportunities at the company.
Over the past ten years, 292 students from Omnogobi have received scholarships, with a total investment in programme reaching MNT 600 million.