For a Cooperative World
Tsagaandelger, Dundgovi province, MONGOLIA
Aid In Development (AID) is an operational non-governmental organization based in Mongolia, founded in 2003. AID has been actively working since 2006.
The vision is to improve the quality of life in rural villages of Mongolia. Families often migrate to the capital city in search of better jobs and education. However, overpopulation in the city is causing health problems and making life increasingly difficult, especially for poorer families. Bringing the development gap between rural and urban areas will reduce migration levels, preserve the nomadic way of life and will benefit everyone.
The mission is to promote and support sustainable community development and improve the quality of education in rural Mongolia. This is done through income generating activities that enable the communities to become self-reliant and projects that focus on providing further education opportunities for children and teachers.
We have implemented various projects in line with our mission. So far over 80 teachers from 12 rural schools are enrolled in the current education project and benefitting over 3000 school children. We have created workplaces for low income family, and producing products from local raw materials. We have also printed and sold over 500 colouring books created by children's own drawing. See projects below for more information
Our newest project focuses on training teachers to improve the quality of education. Young teachers are given the chance to consult with highly experienced senior teachers on teaching methods. They place emphasis on getting the children to engage themselves in the classroom. Please visit our blog for more photos.OUR BLOG
We have created workplaces for the women in rural Mongolia by teaching them to utilise the abundance of local raw materials. The outcome is a range of high quality natural felt and woolen products made from Mongolian sheep wool and yak cashmere. This much needed income helps them to support their family.
We cooperate with local teachers to sponsor additional lessons that open an opportunity for artistic expression to interested children. The students participate in the organization of an exhibition to sell some of their works for the continuation of their project.more about the project