Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Start Dates: This project is ongoing and runs all year. Placements start each Monday
Cost: €350 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details
Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities
Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
- Gain experience teaching Mongolians about healthcare issues, and help improve their well-being
- Work alongside experienced professionals to further your career
- Discover the exotic country of Ghengis Khan
Known as the “Land of the Eternal Blue Sky” or “Country of Blue Sky” because of its sunny days during most of the year, Mongolia enchants travellers with its majestic vast empty spaces and nature. The highly continental climate combines warm summers with dry, very cold long winters. From November to March the temperature is below zero and winter nights with -40°C are common. In the summers, extremes can reach +40°C in the Gobi Desert and +33°C in Ulaanbaatar. In many regions of the country monthly temperature variations of 45°C are common.
Our project is located in Bayanzurkh District in the outskirts area of Ulaanbaatar, and the beneficiaries love to meet people from overseas and learn different cultures.
The aim of this project is to help provide basic health care education in the form of awareness, health campaigns and health checks.
Our healthcare education initiative is in its infancy and requires the skills of both established medical and healthcare professionals and those interested in teaching basic first aid and hygiene. This need for having you on either end of the medical spectrum arises due to the great extremes in hygiene and health practices. Apart from needing qualified professionals in order to conduct health camps and dental checkups, we also need participants who can educate people in the areas of basic first aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness. This works towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases.
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. Many important things, by which we mean important for their immediate and future health, are quite often not common practice with the children you will meet. Here we are talking about the importance of simple hygiene, washing hands, brushing teeth and basically general cleanliness overall, clothes as well.
Participants with an interest in educating simple hygiene techniques are welcome to join the newly established healthcare education project. Medical professionals who can offer guidance on the project’s development would be immensely valuable, however, 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 – emphasizing brushing teeth correctly, washing hands and general body cleanliness. 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, checkup clinics can be held for local children and adults.
Travel & Accommodation
During your project you will stay in a standard apartment house in Ulaanbaatar. You will experience a typical home environment and share a single-gender room with 6-7 other participants. The bathrooms are shared and there are hot showers. The rooms are not lockable but you can use a safety box for any valuables you would prefer kept safe. Bed linens are provided; however, you need to bring your own towels. Please note that there is no laundry machine in the house however you can use a local launderette for an extra cost.
Three meals per day are provided during the week and two meals at the weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Asian food including mainly vegetarian dishes such as rice and vegetables. Twice a week you can expect to be served a chicken dish and you can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself. There are also local restaurants to explore if you wish.
Within a two kilometer radius you can find a supermarket, a laundromat, a salon, a cinema, ATM, money exchange, sim card shop and photocopy shops.
- Minimum age 18.
- Minimum 1 week commitment
- Interest and motivation to work in education and healthcare
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Necessary vaccinations, flight & visas.
- Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
€350 Euros per week
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking
Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.
Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.
What’s not included:
Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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Note: Map coordinates are approximate