Our Grantmaking

Early Childhood Care and Education


OneSky – Mongolia

Enhancing responsive caregiving practices of Mongolian parents. The problem: Young children living in the peripheral ger districts of Ulaanbaatar lack access to affordable childcare services and don’t have opportunities to play and learn due to crammed living spaces, poverty, and …

The Asia Foundation, Mongolia

Promoting reading as a critical tool for early childhood education. The problem: Even though Mongolia has a high literacy rate (99% as of 2020) and strong school attendance figures (98% as of 2018), there are growing concerns about the quality …

OneSky – Vietnam

Addressing early childhood care and development challenges in Vietnam. The problem: Modern day Vietnam is a society simultaneously navigating new prosperity and opportunity, together with entrenched complexities in the areas of health, education, housing, and child protection. While modernisation has …

Youth Employment


ZORIG FOUNDATION

Supporting Mongolian youth on their education-to-employment transition. The problem: Mismatch in skills and demand is evidently the biggest challenge for Mongolian youth employment. More than half of the graduates from higher education institutions do not meet the requirements of employers …

World Vision Mongolia

Assisting Mongolian young families in ger areas to sustainable livelihoods. The problem: It is common for families in Mongolia to leave the countryside and move to Ulaanbaatar, home to 60% of the population, in the hopes of better education and …

REACH

Tackling the youth unemployment and skills gap issues in Vietnam. The problem: In Vietnam, a combination of low education and skill levels, youth unemployment and under-employment, poverty, dependency, and declining self-esteem leads to impoverished youth having few economic opportunities. The …

KOTO

Empowering young women from ethnic minorities in Vietnam. The problem: As per Mekong Development Research Institute, although ethnic minorities make up less than 15% of Vietnam’s population, they account for 70% of the extremely poor in the country. Due to …

Other


The Nature Conservancy Mongolia

‘Eternal Mongolia’: Harnessing the Power of Conservation to Create a Sustainable Future With a vision to protect 30% of lands as National Protected Areas (NPAs), the Government of Mongolia announced the launch of Eternal Mongolia – a Project Finance for …

WWF Mongolia

Empowering children as agents for change. Due to its arid, semi-arid, and dry climate, Mongolia has been hit hard by climate change, with an average temperature increase of 2.24°C reported between 1940 and 2015, which far exceeds the global average …

The Plug-in

Investigating off-grid infrastructure for the ger areas of Ulaanbaatar. The Ger Plug-in (2016 – 2017) explores the possibility of providing off-grid infrastructure that meets the needs of the ger district residents in Ulaanbaatar. The prototype was a single modular unit called Ger …

Children Ger Project

Supporting vulnerable school drop-out children and youth. Children Ger (CG) is an NGO in the ger district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, which provides elementary education to vulnerable children and youth who have dropped out of public school system due to poverty, disability, and …