“Can I, really?” little Bayarbaatar jumped excitedly when his father allowed him to cuddle his favourite little goat to sleep in their ger (a traditional Mongolian tent house). Stepping out into the cold the next morning, his tears blurred at the horrific sight of all his other goats frozen stiff.
“Dzud” is a dreaded word among herder families. It spells bitter snowstorms and cold of –50 degrees. Herds already hungry from summer droughts often do not survive. Driven by poverty, many children quit school to work illegally in surrounding mines or even take up jobs as horse jockeys, raising child protection concerns.
Journey with us to the wide plains of Mongolia to the community in Selenge, one of the four worst “dzud” stricken provinces and learn how these vulnerable children and families fight to survive.
Trip Cost: S$1,390/- (Flights excluded)
Day 1: Flight to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Travel to Selenge Area Development Programme
Days 2 to 5: Visit Selenge Community, Mongolia
- Connect with vulnerable herder and mining families as they share struggles to survive under the threat of three consecutive years of “dzud”
- Learn how World Vision empowered destitute families to lift themselves out of poverty
- Attend a children’s club and learn how World Vision protects children from abuse and exploitation
- Visit traditional Mongolian ger dwelling, a round tent made from sheep’s wool
- Spend quality time with your sponsored child and his/her family
- Sightseeing enroute to Ulaanbaatar
- (Optional) Camel riding in GorkhiTerelj National Park
Day 6: Flight back to Singapore
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