Reading changing lives…
Huslen knew only 2 letters of the Mongolian alphabet in grade 2 and was keen to learn and grow…she now reads books and writes well. Huslen waits for the library to open at 6am when she can. She lives with her alcoholic mother and sister and often misses school and library when her mother is drunk.
Batbaatar from Hailaastand struggled with reading without success. The teachers tried numerous strategies to help him…one day it clicked with him and he is now doing well with maths and reading!
Ailguu stopped speaking in seventh grade after being abandoned by her parents. She was given food and other essentials at the library. She responded to her teacher through games and other strategies. Ailguu asked her teacher to celebrate her birthday with her…a surprise party was organised by the children and teacher…she cried for 2 hours with happiness!
Parents and children are very thankful for the library and programs. The children not only have access to books, the teachers help them with their homework if struggling and read to them.
The libraries are open on weekdays at Hailaast and 3 other branches with 80 children attending daily. The 13th district library is held in a church building and struggles with attendance as many construe it as religious place.
A new administrator is needed at Hailaast office…it is a challenge to find a person with the mix of skills required and remunerate them for their expertise.
You can help…
If you wish to help transform more lives through these libraries, please click on “Donate to this Project” in the right sidebar.
All gifts are tax deductible and will benefit this project in their entirety except for bank fees.