From May 2015, with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Save the Children launched the project “Strengthening Schools to Nurture Effective School Readiness and Learning Experiences for First Grade Children in Mongolia”. It focuses on 24 public schools located in “ger” areas of three districts of Ulaanbaatar: Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei and Songinokhairkhan with a high proportion of children who are living in marginal conditions.

The project trains teachers and non-teaching school experts, provides specialized materials and builds the capacity of the schools to give First Grade children positive learning experience in the important first years of school.

Project Objectives:

1. To enhance the capacity of educators and primary teachers at target schools

2. To establish institutional support mechanisms and systems in target schools

3. To enhance awareness and engagements of parents/caretakers

4. To institutionalize and sustain successful models of school readiness and transition

One of the target school students are learning how to count ©Save the Children
One of the target school students are learning how to count ©Save the Children

Project achievement in 2016:

  • 9,400 children who study in the first grade and 27,200 students of 2-5th grade benefited
  • 1,200 primary education teachers improved their knowledge and skills of school transition and learning experience
  • 31,000 first graders’ parents/caretakers engaged in activities to support smooth school transition and learning experience of their children

Save the Children expects the project to reach 28,664 direct beneficiaries and 121,500 indirect beneficiaries by March, 2018.