Culture

 

Learning

 

Leisure

 

Community engagement

 

Physical demand

 

  • All meals included Yes
  • Free beverages Yes
  • Persons per room 6-8
  • Wifi in public areas Yes
  • Laundry facilities No
  • Safety box Yes
  • Lockable rooms No
  • Hot shower Yes
  • Private bathroom No
  • Bed linen Yes
  • Towels No
  • Mosquito protection No
  • Fan No
  • Air conditioning No

Program & Schedule

Participants with an interest in educating simple hygiene techniques are welcome to join the newly established healthcare education project.In comparison to the teaching project, our medical initiative is in its infancy, and in view of this both established medical care professionals and those just with an interest in teaching simple hygiene are of immense value to us.Here we are talking about the importance of simple hygiene, washing hands, brushing teeth and basically general cleanliness overall, clothes as well.It is not imperative that participants need to have a medical background to join us.

We also run healthcare campaigns in local schools around Ulaanbaatar, actively teaching the importance of basic hygiene.Many of our daily routines that we carry out without thinking are not a common practice with the children you will meet, but starting simple education early can go a long way for immediate and future healthcare.For participants with a medical background, check-up clinics can be held for local children and adults.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this project is to help provide basic health care education in the form of awareness, health campaigns and health checks.

Schedule

Week 1

Monday to Tuesday

Experience exotic and gorgeous Mongolia, learn basic language skills to communicate with local Mongolian people, get know about their ancient culture, visit the Chinggis Square & National Museum, and walk through ancient bazaars to capture the sounds, light and colors.

Wednesday to Friday

Starting from Wednesday, you will be engaged in healthcare programs mainly at local schools.

A normal day will begin at 09:00 after your breakfast.Then you will proceed to the school or to the community where the project has been planned.The project will be introduced to you by our coordinators.You will then take up each class for about 3 - 4 hours and teach them with the activities planned for that day.Return to our center for lunch and you will have the remaining day to plan for the next day.

Similarly, all the days of the week will have the same schedule, but activities will differ as per your plans and coordinator inputs.

Week 2 & Onwards

Monday to Friday

If you have choose to continue your second week with us in Mongolia, your typical day will begin at 09:00 wherein you will proceed to the local school to educate children as per the activities planned along with the coordinator. A typical mongolian lunch will be served at noon, between 12:00 to 13:00. You will then continue on your project until 17:00.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no specific additional requirements.

Living & Location

Mongolia is truly one of the world's last undiscovered travel destinations and the safest country to visit. It is a land where you can experience wide-open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the nomads.

Ulaanbaatar the capital is a beautiful city offers big contrasts, one minute you’re dodging the path of a Hummer H2 and the next you’re mystified by groaning Buddhist monks at Gandan Khiid. It’s a wild place that bursts into life after slumbering through a long winter. This ever-changing city may be the biggest surprise of your Mongolian adventure.

Accommodation is a standard apartment house in the city of Ulaanbaatar. This is one of the typical homes.

Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Food Arrangements

The meals are a mix of Western and Asian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Facilities

Supermarket, Salon, Laundromat, cinema, money exchange, ATM, sim card shop, and photocopy shops are all located within a 2 kilometers radius.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

There are plenty to do around Ulaanbaatar, such Dinosaur Museum, Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan, Zaisan Memorial etc

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name:                 Mongolia

Population:        3.08 million

Capital:               Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator

Language:          Mongolian

Currency:           Tugrik (MNT)

Time zone:         MST (UTC +7/+8). MST (UTC +8/+9) in Summer

Country Information

Mongolia is a landlocked sovereign state in East Asia between China and Russia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia. With only 1.7 people per km², Mongolia has the lowest population density among all independent countries in the world, and it is this vast and majestic emptiness that is bringing the traveller, as it does, into a close communion with nature and its nomadic inhabitants. Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator is Mongolia's capital and largest city. The city is not part of any aimag (province), and its population as of 2015 was over 1.4 million; almost half of the country's total population. The city was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. The Mongolian capital elicits as much shock as it does excitement.

Climate

Mongolia’s climate can be described as highly continental dominated climate with warm summers and long, dry and very cold winters. Known as "the land of blue sky", Mongolia is a very sunny country and has usually about 250 sunny days a year. The country has the world's most typical continental climate with extreme diurnal and annual ranges of temperature. Average temperature in most of the country is below zero from November to March and close to it in April and October. Winter nights of -40°C are common most years (minimum recorded -55°C at lake Uvs). Summer extremes reach as high as +40°C in the Gobi Desert and +33°C in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Monthly temperature variations of +45°C and more are not uncommon in many regions of Mongolia.

Required clothing:

Lightweight clothes are advised for the summer months, Medium- to heavyweight is necessary during the winter. Be prepared for very low temperatures, -30°C and lower! Wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings, the difference between maxima and minima can vary greatly.

The climate of Mongolia can be classified as Dwc climate; a snow climate with dry winters, less than four months above 10°C and the coldest month lower than -3°C. The southern parts and the Gobi Desert have a BWk climate, a cold desert climate with an annual average temperature lower than 18°C.

Appropriate clothing

Lightweight clothes are advised for the summer months, Medium- to heavyweight is necessary during the winter. Be prepared for very low temperatures, -30°C and lower! Wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings, the difference between maxima and minima can vary greatly.

Culture

The Culture of Mongolia has been heavily influenced by the Mongol nomadic way of life. Other important influences are from Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, and from China. Since the 20th century, Russian and, via Russia, European cultures have had a strong effect on Mongolia.

Since ancient times Tengrism was the dominant belief system of the Mongols and still retains significant importance in their mythology. During the era of the Great Khan's, Mongolia practiced freedom of worship and is still a defining element of the Mongol character. In the 17th century, Tibetan Buddhism became the dominant religion in Mongolia. Traditional Shamanism was, except in some remote regions, suppressed and marginalized. On the other hand, a number of shamanic practices, like voodoo worshiping, were incorporated into Buddhist liturgy.