MEDIA NOTE: Invitation to Cover the Ribbon-Cutting of New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar
Public Affairs Office
For Immediate Release

Invitation to Cover the Ribbon-Cutting of New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud on Thursday, October 19 at 12:00 pm

The U.S. Embassy cordially invites you to cover a ribbon cutting event for a modern, state-of-the-art new kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud on October 19 at 12:00.  U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt will join State Secretary of Ministry of Education, J. Bolormaa; Dornogovi Provincial Governor, T. Enkhtuvshin; Zamiin-Uud Town Governor, O. Uurtsaikh; and CEO of the MONCON Constriction Group, Ch. Darkhanbaatar among others at this ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open a new U.S.-funded kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud, Dornogovi.

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of U.S-Mongolia bilateral relations and to help meet the urgent need for new early childhood education centers in Mongolia, the United States Department of Defense, in cooperation with the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS) commissioned the construction of a new kindergarten for children aged 3-6 years in Zamiin-Uud, Dornogovi.

This new school building was designed with high energy efficiency standards: a heat recovery ventilator, a U.S. standard air circulation system, high quality heat insulation kin the walls, a sealed building envelope, and an energy metering system.   It can withstand extreme cold weather, retain heat, minimize electrical energy loss, and allow for clean and breathable air indoors all year.  This kindergarten can serve roughly 75 students 3-6 years of age.

The Ambassador and others will provide opening remarks at the start of the event, which will be followed by the actual ribbon-cutting ceremony, various traditional Mongolian musical performances, a tour of the school, and finally a light reception for VIP attendees.

This school is similar to another U.S.-funded kindergarten that opened in the Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar on September 6, the design of which was also overseen by Alaska Army Corps of Engineers, and that was also constructed by a Mongolian firm.  For interview or coverage requests, email us at