|13 year old Enkhbayar in class at the monastery|
© UNICEF Mongolia/2012/Sabine Dolan
The boy monks who live in this monastery come from very different backgrounds but all have been selected for a life of prayer and contemplation. Until recently, aside from studying religion and scriptures, the children here did not have access to basic education. This changed two years ago, thanks to a UNICEF-supported initiative to reach out-of-school children.