Community Outreach Project

book6 (2)On International Women’s Day, our journalism volunteer group took a bus out to the ger district of Ulaanbaatar to visit a single mother caring for her six children, the youngest of whom had Cerebral Palsy. We brought gifts and sweets for the children, and a large decorated cake for the mother. Whilst we were there, we shot footage of the mother’s day-to-day life, which included collecting firewood, coal and water, cooking and cleaning, and keeping a constant eye on her youngest son, who couldn’t talk, and who had to be held up constantly and prevented from falling into the stove.We filmed an interview with her and with a woman single-handedly running a daycare centre for nine children. Our group hopes that by giving a presentation on Saturday in the heart of the city and doing a fundraising event the same day, we may be able to raise awareness of the suffering of single mothers with disabled children in Ulaanbaatar.

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