Working with Local Partners, the United States Begins Construction on Eighth U.S.-funded Kindergarten
Since 2016, the Civil-Military Support Element of the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia has opened six kindergartens nationwide to promote a safe learning environment for children.
27 August 2021 – The U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, Defense Attaché, and Civil-Military Support Element (CMSE) broke ground in Ulaangom, the capital of Uvs Province, on the eighth U.S.-funded kindergarten to be built in Mongolia. These kindergarten construction projects provide safe and comfortable learning environments for children throughout the school year and underscore the value the United States places on the growing relationship between our two countries.
At the groundbreaking, U.S. Ambassador Michael Klecheski remarked, “Over the past year and a half, COVID-19 has impacted the entire world and delayed countless meaningful projects and programs. Thankfully, Ulaangom does not have to wait any longer for this project to begin. We are committed to improving children’s health, development, and mentorship, and this school is an example of the many ways we are working with Mongolia to further this cause.” Once complete, the kindergarten in Ulaangom will provide a modern, safe, and comfortable education environment for more than one-hundred fifty students to begin their academic journey.
These construction projects are developed in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science to provide kindergartens throughout Mongolia that are conveniently located, have ample classroom space, are structurally sound, and have amenities suitable for the Mongolian climate. The construction is supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure the highest quality. Each kindergarten project is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Embassy CMSE team working hand-in-hand with local partners to meet community needs and provide children an opportunity to start their educational career at an inviting facility that is conducive to learning.
Over the next few years, the U.S. Embassy CMSE will oversee the construction of many more kindergartens across Mongolia. The United States looks forward to the opening ceremonies for the newly constructed kindergartens in Uvs and Khentii provinces next summer prior to the start of the academic year. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with our Mongolian partners to provide safe and comfortable education environments for school-age children in Mongolia, one school at a time.