27 March 2017

Hacking for youth health

The atmosphere crackles with excitement as more than 140 young people cram into one room, ready to spend the next two days designing websites and mobile apps. They are taking part in Hacking for Youth Health, a hackathon set up and run by UNICEF with the help of Canada’s University of Waterloo.

19 teams participate in Hackathon
© UNICEF Mongolia/2017/Mungunkhishig B.
These young creative minds have come together from different parts of Mongolia with one goal: to find innovative technological solutions to address mental health problems and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV among adolescents and young people.

06 March 2017

Unfolding individual potentials: A learning and recreational center gives children room to grow in Khuvsgul, Mongolia

Tamir after completing his puzzle game
©UNICEFMongolia/2017/Mungunkhishig Batbaatar
Rinchinlhumbe soum, Khuvsgul province: “Look, look! I’ve finished this” proudly says 7 year-old Tamir after completing a colored puzzle game in a newly-established learning and recreational center at a local school. He is an outgoing, bright kid who lives in Rinchilhumbe soum, one of the coldest places in Mongolia where the temperature stays around -40°C most of the time during winter.