Giving Back to our communities is one of the focuses of the BYU Management Society. As part of the BYU MS Mongolia Conference we are seeking your help by Giving Back by Giving Warmth to impoverished children in Mongolia who are in dire need of proper winter clothing, winter boots and school supplies.
During the brutal winter months, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia has the worse air pollution in the world (see our last post on how the BYU Capstone Ger Project is seeking to help solve this - One Ger at a Time). The air pollution is causing a lot of harm to the health of Mongolia’s children.
But what many do not realize is that many of these same children are now having to live under extreme winter weather changes, which is causing some even harsher bitter cold weather during the already cold winter months. UNICEF recently estimated that due to these ever new harsh winter weather cycles, many Mongolian children just do not have adequate clothing to be able to properly attend school so their education is suffering. Poor families are just not equipped to give their children all the winter coats and boots they need to survive this ever harsher winter weather.
How can you help?
You can help by supporting our Giving Back Give Warmth Project for the BYU MS Conference in Mongolia.
For your convenience, you will find a PayPal payment link on the bottom of our Giving Back Page (see our page link below) that will accept all major Credit Cards.
Your support in this Giving Back Project and the Youth For Success Charity is greatly appreciated.
In Mongolia it is estimated that 25 to 40% of the Mongolian population are nomadic herders who have a Ger and will move their Ger as they move from place to place In Ulaanbaatar it is estimated that 50 to 60% of the population live in a Ger shanty town. A Ger or Yurt as some people know it, is a round structure that can easily be disassembled and moved. Over the years the Mongolians have perfected the art of being able to build, assemble and transport their Ger’s.
Living in a Ger is a traditional way of life in Mongolia, but there are also a lot of problems associated with Ger life. One is that Ulaanbaatar has a pollution problem and a large part of what is driving the pollution is the coal burning stoves that the Ger’s are using for their heating and cooking. Mongolia has a very high morality rate from respiratory complications.
The BYU Engineering Capstone Project has taken on the challenge to find a way to improve the lives in the Ger district. They are looking at ways to replace the present Ger Structure and the present method of Ger heating.
Their goals for the design objectives are:
1. To minimize air pollution in the Ger Districts by using a zero emission heating source.
2. Develop affordable and low power heating options, which will include energy efficient electrical heating.
3. Improve thermal efficiency and heat retention of the Ger home. They estimate the new Ger insulation method will reduce the need for heat from 5-10 Kw to just 1 Kw.
4. Develop an alternative Ger home dwelling as a Ger replacement.
The objectives for the project is:
1. To improve air quality in Ulaanbaatar by reducing particulates emitted from coal stoves – one ger at a time
2. Enhance the insulated properties of a traditional Ger.
3. Provide controllable heating throughout day or night.
4. Provide affordable and energy efficient housing alternative for low income families.
5. Help improve quality of life for the Mongolian people.
For those visitors that are interested, as part of the BYU MS Mongolia conference we will try to have some tours to go out to see the BYU Engineering Capstone Ger project. This project will be in three phases and the BYU MS Mongolia conference will be in middle of the BYU Capstone project, so not all data would have been collected or changes made.
I have been told that visiting the Genghis Khan Statue is like visiting the Statue of Liberty in New York City. So it is no surprise that our one day tour of Mongolian on May 16th will include a visit to this iconic statue.
The Genghis Khan Statue is the largest statue of Genghis Khan found anywhere in the world. The statue is 40 meters or 130 feet high. You can go into the statue and from the statue take photos of the country side. Learn and discover why the Mongolians conquered the world in the 13th Century. There is a very good visitors center and film that gives an overview of Mongolia and its history.
Here is an overview of the bus tour we will be taking:
Our driver will pick you up at an arranged time. We will travel about 1½ hours to the great statue of Genghis Khan. This statue is not only the largest statue of Chinggis Khan in Mongolia but in the entire world. Its height is 40 meters (130 feet). From the visitor’s center, the top of the statue is accessible by elevator. Here we learn how and why Mongolians conquered the World in 13th century. This vantage point provides great photo opportunities. Also, you could take pictures with Mongolian traditional clothes sitting in the traditional Mongolian ger.
09.00 Bus will pick up some guests from Best Western Hotel at 08.50 am and leave from the BZ Church building and drop by Kempinsky Hotel by 09.15 am
10.00 Arrive at the Statue. But we may drop by a camel and vulture site for photography on the road. The statue has a visitor center provides a quick and historical information.
12.00 Light lunch in the bus. And return to Ulaanbaatar. Depends on the traffic we will arrive in Ulaanbaatar around 2.00 pm.
Cost - 45 USD/person (please confirm you will join us during your registration process)