|Naadam mural on wall of the orphanage|
|Three of the four buildings on the orphanage compound|
|The Nays, the Director, the Fredleys and a student in front|
They have a sponsorship with a benefactor organization from Japan. The students 9 and above form a musical performing group and travel to Japan once or twice a year to put on performances and raise money for their school. They also have a bakery that sells products to the Darkhan market. The students produce art work they sell to the public and get to keep the proceeds.
This was an inspirational visit. It shows how much good is being accomplished here in Mongolia with a few dedicated staff and some philanthropic support.
|Outer wall with student painted murals|
|Getting ready to perform|
|The first male contortionist we've seen in Mongolia|
|Don't try this at home|
|The young man on the right has won a scholarship to Japan|
|Musical director and staff member is on the left|
|Three vocalists in traditional costumes|
|Musical director helping tune her instrument|
|Well worth the trip|