Rotary D3450 Group Study Exchange 2012-13 from district 3450 hong kong/macao/mongolia to district 9640 QLD/NSW australia

D3450 Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar

Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar is the endorsing club for GSE Team Member Bolor-Erdene Tumurchudur.

Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar is the first Rotary Club in Mongolia. We were chartered in May 1995. Today, we have 26 active members from Mongolia, USA, France, Japan, Israel, Holland and Germany. The first ever project of the club was “Heart surgery of young girl in Australia”. Now the girl is grown up and is studying at a local university in Ulaanbaatar. Since then, the club has successfully implemented a lot of projects focusing on health, sanitation, education and youth development. RC Ulaanbaatar sponsors three Rotaract clubs and one Interact club. Current President Ganzorig is a Past Rotaractor and is the youngest President of the Club (29 years old when he became the President).

Signature project: “Sanitation in Schools”

The Sanitation in Schools project was initiated by our club in 2004 with a goal to install toilet and shower facilities in all of the schools in the suburban area and poor districts.  The project has been implemented in 10 schools (out of which 2 are for disabled children) in Ulaanbaatar.  There are another 40 more targeted schools pending.  Our club is aiming to extend the project to the remaining schools by the next Rotary year. 

According to a WB report, there are 10,000 cases of diarrhea every year in Mongolia and 60-70% of them occur in Ulaanbaatar.  The dysentery is the second most prevalent diseases.  Hep A in Ulaanbaatar is 7 times compared with the international average.  All these diseases origniated from poor sanitary conditions, caused by open defacation or latrines coupled with open discharge of gray water and unhygenic practices, especially in the suburban area.

Toilet and shower facilities built by the project will be the only access to sanitary facilities for most of the children and result in improved prevention from communicable diseases and decrease in rate of sickness.


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