Many of us have been fortunate enough to grow up in homes with the security of shelter, food and family. Unfortunately, we work with those that did not. We say unfortunate not because of their existence, but because this problem exists in the first place.
We spend precious time to visit their lodging, host sporting events, provide fully funded birthday outings and regularly take them out for meals. But most importantly, we forge strong relationships so they know they are loved and heard.
Only when they know we care, we can have a healthy parental-like influence in their lives. Many of these students go on to further study and employment in Mongolia or overseas. Many of these students develop healthy relationships and start families of their own.
Only because someone cared. Only because you cared.