Going to college by orphan kids in Mongolia: The challenge of finding needed shelter

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307885
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Going to college by orphan kids in Mongolia: The challenge of finding needed shelter
Author(s):
Lai, Claudia K. Y.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Iota
Author Details:
Claudia K. Y. Lai, RN, PhD, hsclai@inet.polyu.edu.hk
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Education is an important asset and tool for individuals or families to break the cycle of poverty. Having an education means that one can find a job and no longer be economically oppressed. This paper describes an STTI member’s work in an orphanage farm in the summer of 2012, and her attempts to work with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to raise funds to find a shelter for orphans reaching the age of 18 who will need to leave government protection and be on their own. Past stories recounted by the person in charge of the NGO revealed that young people who wanted to continue on to college in the capital city could not always find a place to live. Rents were unaffordable. Many young people could not sustain their efforts to remain in college. Some had to find a job and missed the chance to receive a higher education. Others needed to return to rural areas to be with their relatives. And some fell into bad ways and became “lost.” Through her efforts to work with the NGO and volunteers from other parts of the world, the STTI member came to realize the various dimensions and dynamics involved in a multinational endeavor. The cultural differences involved are huge and must be addressed if a project of this nature is to move forward.
Keywords:
Multinational collaboration; Poverty; Cultural sensitivity
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGoing to college by orphan kids in Mongolia: The challenge of finding needed shelteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorLai, Claudia K. Y.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsClaudia K. Y. Lai, RN, PhD, hsclai@inet.polyu.edu.hken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307885-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Education is an important asset and tool for individuals or families to break the cycle of poverty. Having an education means that one can find a job and no longer be economically oppressed. This paper describes an STTI member’s work in an orphanage farm in the summer of 2012, and her attempts to work with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to raise funds to find a shelter for orphans reaching the age of 18 who will need to leave government protection and be on their own. Past stories recounted by the person in charge of the NGO revealed that young people who wanted to continue on to college in the capital city could not always find a place to live. Rents were unaffordable. Many young people could not sustain their efforts to remain in college. Some had to find a job and missed the chance to receive a higher education. Others needed to return to rural areas to be with their relatives. And some fell into bad ways and became “lost.” Through her efforts to work with the NGO and volunteers from other parts of the world, the STTI member came to realize the various dimensions and dynamics involved in a multinational endeavor. The cultural differences involved are huge and must be addressed if a project of this nature is to move forward.en_GB
dc.subjectMultinational collaborationen_GB
dc.subjectPovertyen_GB
dc.subjectCultural sensitivityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:37Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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