After holding an essay contest in the spring to determine the winner of our first Awesome Sukhbaatar grant, we finally awarded the winning students with the grant on September 7th in front of their classmates! The 14 year old students designed a dental education program that they will organize and teach with the help of local hospital workers for the two schools in our town.
The students started off their program in style, presenting their idea to their classmates after they received the grant. When they finished presenting, they asked when the next deadline is so that they can try to submit another project this month! We’re looking forward to seeing what they and the other students come up with!
Also, after this successful start we are excited to share that we have been invited to tell our story at TEDx Ulaanbaatar on September 22nd. It is our hope that we can inspire other Mongolians to start their own chapters to help Awesome Mongolia spread! We can’t wait to share the talk with you when it gets posted online, we are honored to be among the first to bring the Awesome Foundation to TEDx!