“Re-Branding Mozzies” Project
Posted: 3 June 2020
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
Enthusiastic five recipients of Women Leadership Program 2020, has initiated the “Re-Branding Mozzies” Project in December 2019 within the community development project assignment. Women leadership program is funded by the Australian Awards in Mongolia and implemented by the Zorig Foundation. Each year 20 participants from the Australian University Alumnus are selected to develop the skills of leadership based on the specific criteria.
“Rebranding Mozzies” project is aiming to empower Mozzies community by re-branding the Mozzies Mongolia-Australia Society, same time help to renovate and upgrade the Western language reading hall of Children’s Central Library of Mongolia to an international standard library.
Children’s Central Library of Mongolia is the main library that provides technical assistance over 750 schools and kindergarten libraries of Ulaanbaatar. 300 children are served daily through the six reading halls.
Western language reading hall is consisting of 2 rooms, with 105 and 45 m2 each. This hall mainly assists 13 to 21 years old children by providing books in English, Russian, Spanish and French. This hall used to be very cold and dark due to the incapability of renovation since 1989. Heating system was damaged, and windows were old wooden with holes, and shelves were exhausted. By renovating, we are expecting an increase in clients, as this new environment will offer cosiness and comfortability for children to study. This new design is our imitation of Australian library, where we, the project team members used to study.
We have decorated smaller room for meetings and seminars with all necessary equipment, and bigger room will a reading hall. Children will have computer access to search for their books, and if they need, printing will be also ready for them. Children will have proper tables to use, plus, we are offering beanbags for those who are staying longer at the library. Furthermore, children will have an access to find out about Australian culture and education while they are at the library. In cooperation with Mozzies Mongolia Australia Society, we will be conducting an English class for children.
Mozzies Mongolia-Australia Society will be closely working with Children’s Central Library by conducting various trainings and workshops to share the knowledge and information that member’s have.
We aim to be inclusive, therefore, disability access at the main door has been taken care of us. In the future, we are planning, that we will do toilet for the differently abled children.