Government of Mongolia to Support Educational Institutions Abroad to Promote Mongolian Language and Culture

2024-06-12 19:08:55

Ulaanbaatar, June 12, 2024 /MONTSAME/. A total of 59 Mongolian language and culture centers, established through public initiatives, operate in 16 countries, including Germany, the United States, Canada, Switzerland, and the Republic of Korea. These centers, ranging from schools and kindergartens to cultural centers and summer camps, provide training in Mongolian language, history, music, dance, and chess to over six thousand children.


To assist operations of educational institutions to disseminate and promote the Mongolian language and culture abroad the Government of Mongolia has approved a Regulation for Providing Government Support to Educational and Lifelong Learning Institutions Operating Abroad. The funding for the support will be secured within the 2024 budget allocation and the necessary funding will be reflected in the annual State Budget.

The General Law on Education of Mongolia states, “A lifelong learning center can be established in foreign countries with the purposes of learning, inheriting, and disseminating the Mongolian language, literacy, customs, and historical and cultural traditions, organizing retraining courses, and supporting the development of Mongolian people. The Government can provide support to educational institutions and lifelong education institutions that are implementing projects and programs to educate children with Mongolian nationality living abroad on basic skills of Mongolian language, history, customs, and culture and the conditions, criteria, and amount of the support shall be regulated by a regulation approved by the Government.”


The Regulation enforcement will leverage Mongolian children living abroad to learn, inherit, and spread the Mongolian language, customs, and historical and cultural traditions. Also, it will be a significant step towards fostering the development of Mongolian people abroad, ensuring the implementation of legislation on education, and supporting the goals and objectives outlined in Mongolia’s long and medium-term development policies.