This small school of 24 children is in a community of 100 households headed predominantly by single mothers.

With the help of Grand Circle Foundation renovations were made to the kitchen, bathroom and living area to provide a better environment for the 10 orphaned street children who now call this ger home.

And because some of the children now attend school in different areas, we funded the purchase of a mini-van to safely transport them.




Mongolia is ranked seventh of the eleven most polluted countries in the world. To raise awareness for the younger generation on the hazardous impacts of air pollution the O.A.T. Mongolia office and Trip Leaders organized community service events at two places: a kindergarten and a secondary school which are both located in the heaviest polluted areas in the city. More than 300 children attended the community service event and expressed their commitment to adapt a habit of wearing a mask every day to/from school and home in the street. Grand Circle Foundation provided a reusable mask, which has replaceable air filters to encourage the children’s self-commitment, and vitamin supplements to support their immunization.