In partnership with the international non-profit Global Dignity, the Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar Hub annually celebrate the Global Dignity Day. Global Shapers travel to secondary schools in Ulaanbaatar and organize workshops, forums, service projects, storytelling, and inspirational talks along with other activities to help the youth tap into the dignity values of self-worth, empathy, and compassion. By promoting values of understanding, equality, and love, the project aims to create communities that honor and practice peace, inclusion, and justice. We have been celebrating Global Dignity since 2009 for 11 years now. In 2011, the Ministry of Education of Mongolia officially announced October 20th as Global Dignity Day, since then high schools and universities have been celebrating the occasion all overMongolia. Over the years, we have given out lectures about dignity and its impact to over 500,000 students and children. Thus, the cause to celebrate Dignity Day has not only spread among children and youth, but also organizations of different industries and also individuals have begun to unite in recognition and acknowledgement of social responsibility by honoring each other and sharing positive thoughts with one another.
This year, we visited 15 high schools and non-profit organizations to give lectures and have conversations about the importance of living with dignity and its significance on young generations. The celebration also included an online video campaign that included influential public figures such as singers, song writers, models, film directors, teachers, doctors, sergeants and politicians reached a large amount of youth and delivered a positive message bringing dignity to the daily lives of or young generation. Moreover, we successfully reached a total of 1.5 million people through social media such as TV, radio, podcasts, Facebook and Instagram, which implies that half of the mobilized population learned about the importance of living and learning with dignity through our efforts.
Meanwhile, we are bidding farewell to some of our impactful members who are transitioning into alumni, including Chimedyudon, Maralmaa, and Enkhjargal. Their significant contributions to our hub and community will not be forgotten and we wish them the best in their future endeavors.
Leadership Anchored in Collaboration
Our dedicated leadership team, under the adept stewardship of elected Curator Batchimeg Batbold, steered the hub through a year of innovation, impact, and growth. Vice-Curator Anar Enkhtuya, Impact Officer Delgerjargal Batsuuri, Treasurer Purevsuren Lkhagvasuren, and Secretary Mungun were integral parts of this voyage, anchoring our collective efforts in a vision of progressive change.
Adding Fresh Faces, Fostering Diversity
We were thrilled to welcome a diverse cohort of nine new individuals to our hub last year – Ujin, Buridem, Enkhtsatsralt, Lkhagva-Ochir, Temuulen, Munkh-Orgil, Munkh-Erdene, Duurenzaya, and Sukhbat. Their diverse backgrounds and skillsets have significantly enriched our hub, inspiring us and our initiatives.
A Year of Action, A Year of Impact
In 2022, we undertook a portfolio of transformative projects that have made significant strides in addressing crucial issues in our community. From nurturing young professionals and advocating for blood donation to addressing mental health and reproductive health education, we’ve sought to create meaningful change. In numbers, we successfully ran nine groundbreaking projects, directly reaching thousands in our community. Furthermore, we secured $48.7K in funds and grants, augmenting our ability to make a positive impact.
Notably, our initiatives extended to urban planning and environmental stewardship, promoting road safety, championing LGBTQ+ rights, inclusivity, and enhancing professional development opportunities for university students. Through our consistent efforts, we influenced public policies, empowered our youth, safeguarded our cultural heritage, and advanced solutions for climate change.
Looking Forward to New Horizons
As we look toward the future, we are filled with excitement and optimism. We are confident that our existing and incoming members are ready to face new challenges and continue our legacy of creating lasting positive change. As we prepare for the vibrant Naadam Festival, we extend our warmest wishes to all. Here’s to another year of shaping our future together!
Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to another exciting year of making an impact!
We are excited to share the details of our year-long journey in our Annual Report. We hope that this document will provide valuable insights into our work, inspire you, and continue to foster a sense of involvement and collaboration in our initiatives.
Finally, we owe an immense debt of gratitude to our partners. Your voluntary assistance and significant contributions have played a crucial role in facilitating change. Your belief in our cause and unwavering support have made this shared mission possible.
As we look ahead, we are excited about the future of the Ulaanbaatar Hub and the impact we can continue to make. We extend our heartfelt thanks to you all for being a part of this incredible journey.