Rural outreach program organized in Dalanzadgad

2022-04-22 17:21:07

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. During a rural outreach program in Dalanzadgad, Umnogovi Province, the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) members and volunteers organized a series of events from morning to evening for over 500 local high school and college students, youths, and teachers. Typical events include guest speaker talks, career counseling, experience sharing conversations, and scholarship opportunities for high school students. MASA members who are educated in the U.S. shared their experiences in America, how they chose their majors, and what they are doing in their chosen field.

Mongolian Food Security project: This project is focused on providing reliable and affordable innovative solutions for agricultural water consumption in the Umnugovi desert, additionally the project team hopes to promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth by providing jobs for the local community. 


During this visit the SoA team was able to meet with key community and governmental stakeholders to include the Provincial Governor, Department of Agriculture, and local community leaders. The local community highlighted the new opportunity to become economically independent while ensuring they have adequate food resources for over 20 families in the Umnugovi desert.

With the support of the governmental stakeholder’s local Mongolian media was able to attend the event and interviewed both the SoA representatives to include a Project Manager on the ground Byambasuren Chuluunbat a Fulbright scholarship recipient and a University of Boulder graduate in sustainable and renewable energy.