An extra newsletter has not appeared in the nearly 12 years of the existence of Anna Home. And now there is a reason, a happy reason. In December we asked all the children of 14 years and older for their dreams and plans for the future. They have them. They see the example of Byambadavaa and Khurelbaatar, who study successfully at university. They see that Byambadavaa has his first job, after finishing his bachelors in law. And so there was a study plan, with a budget. This week we received the money from a Dutch foundation to pay for the first two years of that plan. Much money! This is what it means:
Erdenezaya, a boy of 19, is now in his first year in technical college in Choibalsan. He studies to become electrician and is the best in his class. This study takes 2½ years. After that he wants an extra year to become a teacher. That means study from 2017 to 2020.
Ganbaatar, 17 years old, is in school good in English and Mongolian language. He wants to study international relationships at the Humanity University in Ulaanbaatar, from 2018 to 2021.
Ulziibat, 17, wants to be trained as an officer in the Mongolian army, in Ulaanbaatar. The state pays the study and the living, but he has to take care of clothes, food, etc. He likes mathematics and football.
Now all this is possible! They have to pass an exam to enter university. If they do that then nothing stands in the way of their plans.
For the coming years several children want to study. One girl wants to study law, another wants to become a doctor. Technical college will see a few more children and yes, one boy wants to become a pilot.
Anna Home enters a new phase! The children who want it and are able to do it will have the best possible chance to build their future. And of course there will be disappointments. Certainly there will be somebody who, after all, will not be able to do it. But if you don’t shoot you will never score…… (as our most famous football player said.)
What a great foundation, don’t you think?