Saturday, August 15, 2009


How can kids go to school when their homes move 4 times a year, they live 20 miles away from their school and it is always below 0 in winter? All the kids live in dormitories which are provided for free, including food and books, by the government. Not sure what the quality is, but the schools looked ok.

Holtolsuren is a 14 year old girl we had lunch with. She went to school and loved literature. She was certain she would be a teacher of literature in the future. Given her confidence, I believed her.
Another girl was 6 years old and her mother had not decided whether she would go to school. I think that they think that it is possible to be a nomad with no education, especially for a girl since she only needs to cook and clean. That said, no education means no choices.

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