DON BOSCO in Mongolia

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Don Bosco and Mongolian script writing exhibition

My name is Mungunbolor. I graduated from Don Bosco Technical School in 2011 in the Office Administration. After graduation, I worked as the assistant in the library of the school. In 2013, The Salesians sponsored me to study in the University that specialised for Mongolian Linguistic and Mongolian Traditional script. It was very difficult to learn a language especially in writing technique. I spent nights practising writing. It requires so much patience in learning how to write the Mongolian script. I graduated from the University in 2017.

With my gratitude to the Salesian who allowed and sponsored me to study, I organised an exhibition about Mongolian traditional writing in the school after 3 months of restless work. These are the word of St. Paul: 1 Corinthians 13:4–8, Rom 10: 14-17; the word of Don Bosco in the Salesian constitution #14: for you I study….and some other good words that I wanted to convey some messages to those who visited my exhibition, especially to the students in the school. I am not a Catholic but I felt these words are very powerful messages that people nowadays need to know.

Working as the Purchasing officer in the school, I have never stopped practising to improve skills and technique in writing the Mongolian Script. It is our Mongolian treasure that needs to be preserved.

August, 2021, the ministry of Culture, Government Implementing Agency for Culture and Arts, City Education Department, Mongolian Children’s Art Centre, Literacy and education center, supporting organisation Million trees NFT organised a group of Mongolian language teachers in public secondary schools to join together to rewrite the Secret History of Mongolia in traditional script. There were about 80 teachers. I was the only teacher who came from a technical school after I passed the skill test. I feel happy with my presence among them because I can learn from them, besides, they know more about Don Bosco school in Mongolia through me.

Every day after working hours, during the Saturday and Sunday, I went to the place where we all gather together for writing.

During these days, I was very tired because there was no time for rest. After coming back from writing, I have to take care of my son. Additionally, my whole family got Covid virus, my son got a severe covid in October, he had to stay in the hospital for almost 10 days. However, I have never thought of giving up the writing of the book. Therefore, after completing the work with all other 80 teachers, I felt very proud of myself. The Secret history of Mongolia was written into 3 forms

1.       In a scroll of 60 metre long

2.       A wall size panel 3,2X4 metre

3.       A 50 pages book (big size)

Besides, I have contributed 2 other works personally

1.       A chapter of the History of Mongolia describe something about Chinggis Khan

2.       And the word of Don Bosco: “For you I study, for you I work, for you I live and for you, I am ready even to give my life.”

The final words, I would like to share with another fellow Past Pupils:

There is a word that is a very simple but really powerful fertiliser: a word with love and gratitude. If you don’t say it, people may not know how much you own them for who you are now. Therefore, don’t miss out on saying warm words to your family, loved ones, friends, and everyone around you. That warm word of love comes from the bottom of your hearts.

Just as everyone strives for success, I struggle within myself every day to achieve my dreams. There are so many things to think about in the future. I hope I can reach that one day. Therefore, don’t waste time, do whatever you can, share what you have; dream and feel your dream right now. The little heart that beats for you may not be able to carry it all the time; therefore, grasp them and do not delay.

Thank you to Don Bosco and the Salesians for giving me a dream and helping me to make my dream come true.

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