Healthcare Education Volunteer in Mongolia
Volunteers with an interest in educating simple hygiene techniques are welcome to join the newly established healthcare education project. In comparison to the teaching project, our medical initiative is in its infancy, and in view of this both established medical care professionals and those just with an interest in teaching simple hygiene are of immense value to us.Here we are talking about the importance of simple hygiene, washing hands, brushing teeth and basically general cleanliness overall including clothes. It is not imperative that participants need to have a medical background to join us.
We also run healthcare campaigns in local schools around Ulaanbaatar, actively teaching the importance of basic hygiene.Many of our daily routines that we carry out without thinking are not a common practice with the children you will meet, but starting simple education early can go a long way for immediate and future healthcare.For participants with a medical background, check-up clinics can be held for local children and adults.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of this project is to help provide basic health care education in the form of awareness, health campaigns and health checks.
Monday to Tuesday
Experience exotic and gorgeous Mongolia, learn basic language skills to communicate with local Mongolian people, get to know about their ancient culture, visit the Chinggis Square and National Museum, and walk through ancient bazaars to capture the sounds, light and colors.
Wednesday to Friday
Starting from Wednesday, you will be engaged in healthcare programs mainly at local schools.
A normal day will begin at 09:00 after your breakfast. Then you will proceed to the school or to the community where the project has been planned. The project will be introduced to you by our coordinators. You will then take up each class for about 3 – 4 hours and teach them with the activities planned for that day. Return to our center for lunch and you will have the remaining day to plan for the next day.
Similarly, all the days of the week will have the same schedule, but activities will differ as per your plans and coordinator inputs.
Week 2 & Onwards
Monday to Friday
If you choose to continue your second week with us in Mongolia, your typical day will begin at 09:00 wherein you will proceed to the local school to educate children as per the activities planned along with the coordinator. A typical mongolian lunch will be served at noon, between 12:00 to 13:00. You will then continue on your project until 17:00.
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Mongolia is truly one of the world’s last undiscovered travel destinations and the safest country to visit. It is a land where you can experience wide-open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the nomads.
Ulaanbaatar the capital is a beautiful city offering big contrasts, one minute you’re dodging the path of a Hummer H2 and the next you’re mystified by groaning Buddhist monks at Gandan Khiid. It’s a wild place that bursts into life after slumbering through a long winter. This ever-changing city may be the biggest surprise of your Mongolian adventure.
Accommodation & Food
Accommodation is a standard apartment house in the city of Ulaanbaatar. This is one of the typical homes.
- 6-8 people per room on a single gender basis.
- Wifi in public areas.
The meals are a mix of Western and Asian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants. There is also a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages
Three meals on weekdays and two on weekends
Trip Country Info
Capital: Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator
Time zone: MST (UTC +7/+8). MST (UTC +8/+9) in Summer
Mongolia is a landlocked sovereign state in East Asia between China and Russia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia. With only 1.7 people per km², Mongolia has the lowest population density among all independent countries in the world, and it is this vast and majestic emptiness that is bringing the traveller, as it does, into a close communion with nature and its nomadic inhabitants. Ulaanbaatar or Ulan Bator is Mongolia’s capital and largest city. The city is not part of any aimag (province), and its population as of 2015 was over 1.4 million; almost half of the country’s total population. The city was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. The Mongolian capital elicits as much shock as it does excitement.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Departures/ drop offs
- Travel insurance