From the Light House Ulaanbaatar Dear children of New Zealand,
We are children like you who are living in New Zealand. Because
you have sent us support we have good food to eat and a place
to stay, clothes to wear and the most important part is that we
are expanding our knowledge and participating in training. We
are a big family of 45 children and we have nice teachers and
directors who work with us and when we grow up we will remember
the New Zealand children who have been helping us. But we know
very little about you and I was thinking you probably donít know
much about Mongolian past and present.
Mongolian Empire was once very powerful and our ancestors originated
from the Wolf (Genghis Khan). I believe you have heard of Genghis
Khan. After that Mongolia was under the Manchu Empire from 1600
Ė 1900, but we have gained our freedom from them. Mongolia now
has a parliament, and is the 19th largest country in the world.
We have an agricultural economy but our output is very low.
are 21 provinces and the population is 2.4 million. There are
about 600,000 people living in Ulaanbaatar. People worship Buddhism,
but Christianity is spreading like a branching river. The children
you are helping are from the poorest layers (the poorer classes)
and they used to live in very bad conditions but now they feel
they are like other children. Now we have a very happy life. Thank
you very much and goodbye.
Additionally, we would like to know about you and get information
about New Zealand and posters.