Deseret International Charities (Deseret) announces the donation of equipment, bedding, hygiene items, and school supplies to the Child Welfare Center (Center), which is run by the Ulaanbaatar’s Metropolitan Police Department. The donation strengthens the ability of the Center to process and care for approximately 1500 homeless children per year who are found living on the streets.
The donation includes: an industrial-size electric cooking pot, an industrial-size freezer/refrigerator, sheets, blankets, and mattresses for fifty children, hygiene items, school supplies, and two whiteboards. The cost is 9,822,000 tugriks ($7,611 USD).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors Deseret International Charities and funding for this project came from donations by Church members around the world.
During the donation ceremony, a group of Young Single Adults from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated new games and toys to the children for use in the Center, and other Church members donated about 50 pair of used children’s shoes.
|Azzaya, a Young Single Adult, is coaching a child on how to do a puzzle|
|A group of children in the Center|
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the goal of the Center is to place children in an environment where they can receive an education, learn to care for themselves, and eventually have families and become productive members of society. Since 1996, the Center has serviced 20,094 children.