Navchaa

A two-year matching grant of $500 per year was awarded to twenty-seven year old Altannavch, a 2005 graduate of Zuunmod English Language College, Mongolia. This will enable her to receive a salary for teaching Economics, Grammar, Business Translation and Integrated Language Activities to first year students at the college.

A two-year matching grant of $500 per year was awarded to twenty-seven year old Altannavch, a 2005 graduate of Zuunmod English Language College, Mongolia. This will enable her to receive a salary for teaching Economics, Grammar, Business Translation and Integrated Language Activities to first year students at the college.

Navchaa (her nickname, Mongolians have only one name) was born in Ulaan Baatar and moved to Zuunmod, 28 miles south, to attend college. Her husband, Erdenebat, is an officer in the Mongolian Army. They have a four-year- old son with Down syndrome.

{mosimage}Navchaa considers herself a very lucky person. “Before I came to my college, I had no job, I stayed at home. My parents are poor so I thought I couldn’t go to college. Of course we had no money to pay for tuition. Then I heard about this college from my mother-in-law and she advised me to apply. My brother was able to give me 90,000 Tugriks (about $75). Then I received scholarships for the rest of my payment for my three years of study. I thought, I have to study very hard. If there weren’t any scholarships, I couldn’t graduate.

“Now I have been chosen to receive the matching grant to teach for two years. I will be able to help my mom who has been taking care of my son. I love my mom.

“Two years ago, I started to go to church and attend Bible studies. This fall, I will be studying in a church Leadership Training Course. When I became a Christian, God helped me very much. I really enjoyed my student teaching and many things, like going to church. I love my teachers; they seem to be like my parents.

“I will work hard at the college. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.”

With our love,

Sandy and Peter Geiger
Zuunmod, Mongolia

Peter and Sandy are missionaries with the Zuunmod English Language College in Zuumnod, Mongolia.  They both serve as teachers of English and are available for community and relief work.