On July 25, the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project “Empowering Women and Girls Through Entrepreneurship” kicked off its first of four weekend-long entrepreneurship trainings. The hands-on business bootcamps will take place over the next 2 months in Songinokhairkan and Chingeltei districts and be followed by 6 monthly mentoring meetings with MASA members and other qualified professionals. Women who are interested in business will learn from expert entrepreneurs and motivational speakers while developing real-life business skills and forging valuable professional networks.
The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences.
Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA), also known as Ambassadors for Development, is a non-profit NGO devoted for democratic social development and promoting equal opportunities in all spectrums of society. Established in September 2007, MASA is a community of more than 1000 Mongolian alumni of U.S. government-funded scholarship and exchange programs.
For more information on the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 88082272.