Peace Corps Mongolia’s annual report recently came out. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV’s) in Mongolia did a lot of great things last year. The report includes some remarkable statistics. Most volunteers will never see the fruits of their labor. Therefore it helps when reports like this put the work that has been done into perspective.
Peace Corps volunteers in Mongolia work in four sectors, Teaching English, Community Youth Development, Community-based Health, and Community Economic Development. Volunteers work all over this huge country in all 21 aimags (states). According to the report in 2012 PCV’s taught English to almost 15,800 secondary school students, 1,700 college and university students, and also trained 2,000 English teachers. Community and Economic Development Volunteers worked with more than 600 small businesses and Youth Development Volunteers reached over 10,000 youth. Health Volunteers reached 1,005 community adults, 2,400 adolescents and 804 children through trainings, sessions, HIV summer camps and health clubs.
Today 134 volunteers work throughout Mongolia. Over the last 22 years over 970 volunteers have served in Mongolia. Peace Corps volunteers will continue to do great things in the future. I am so honored to be a part of this great group of people. Enjoy the pics below!!!