Oyu Tolgoi funded projects
Oyu Tolgoi funded projects
Oyu Tolgoi and Rio Tinto are committed to contributing to the socio-economic development of Mongolia. For this purpose we collaborate with a range of stakeholders such as government and non-government organisation (NGOs), civil society and research institutions.
We aim to support projects that align with the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in Mongolia.
Our partnerships and sponsorships
Oyu Tolgoi LLC aims to contribute to projects that aim to protect environment, support education and increase economic benefits in Mongolia. Our Internal Review Committee selected the following projects for funding. Selections were made in line with our criteria and the available funding.
We are pleased to support the following NGOs and their projects. The total funding allocated for these projects is 96,718,000 MNT.
Child protection center accommodates 56 children. The center provides social, psychological, educational and health services. The center endeavors to involve the children in various types of cultural and sport trainings to contribute to their upbringing and disciplines. Main mission of the center is to rehabilitate children back to their families as a result of these efforts. Oyu Tolgoi LLC sponsored the ‘I have a dream’ performance tour project by this center. Read more on this sponsorship.
JCI Capital is a non-governmental organisation of young businessmen and entrepreneurs who aim to create positive change and development opportunity for vulnerable members of society. JCI will implement 'They can do it' project to establish a computer room in special school 29 for children with disabilities. There are 100 boys living in dormitory of special school 29 and this project will help them to learn and acquire skills to use computer and internet. Read more on this sponsorship.
Verbist Care Center is a non-profit organisation which operates 24 hour care shelter for 49 street and homeless orphans. The care center aims to provide a caring home where children are given the opportunity to live in a safe and healthy environment with access to education, health care and social service. The project will repair the roof and window of its building to contribute to comfortable, warm and healthy living condition for children. Read more on this sponsorship.
Mongolian Women’s Fund is a non-profit organisation working for empowerment and the well-being of Mongolian women by reducing gender based discrimination, by increasing women participation in decision making and by building their capacity. The NGO will partner with other six NGOs such as Human Rights Development Centre, Gerel-Tushig Center for supporting development of family and children, Women Leaders Foundation, Princess centre for protection of girls and young women’s rights, Liberal Women’s Brain Pool to implement public awareness raising and campaign project to protect girls and women from sexual violence among 6,000 students, 3,000 parents, 600 teachers and social workers, and 100 computer game centers and the general public.
Between September and December 2011, Oyu Tolgoi received 64 applications for funding. From these applications, our Internal Review Committee selected the following five projects for funding. Selections were made in line with our criteria and the available funding. These projects were recognised for their contribution to the MDGs of ensuring environmental sustainability and strengthen human rights.
The total funding allocated for these projects in 2012 is 112,715,000 MNT.
Uvdis NGO provides psychological training, counselling and therapy to people with disabilities, many of whom live in isolated conditions. Uvdis assists them to participate in social and community life, thereby, supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing. The NGO plans to train 560 people with disabilities from Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, working together with the local Social Welfare Agency in the respective districts. Read more on this sponsorship.
Women Development Centre NGO in the Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar plans to train 60 families to plant trees. These families are made up of 249 people from the 13th and 14th streets of the 28th khoroo of Khujirbulan, Bayanzurkh district. Between them they will plant 600 trees, contributin to the reduction of air pollution and ultimately set up a small local income producing nursery. Read more on this sponsorship.
The Youth Club NGO focuses on wildlife protection and building environmental awareness. They plan to educate 210 secondary school students in 2012 on the importance of environmental protection in their daily lives.
The Mongolian National Association for Wheelchair Users is a non-government organisation working to creating wheelchair enabled environments so that wheelchair users can participate in social life. The Association plans to implement a ’We can do together’ project for 10 women with disabilities. The project includes training, counselling and social work. Read more on this sponsorship.
The Alyandara Women’s Development Centre will mobilise and train targeted 1,108 local residents to build a footpath and plant trees to reduce dust, pollution and help prevent infectious diseases on the 10th, 11th and 12th streets of the 8th khoroo, Songino Khairkhan district. Read more on this sponsorship.
Once each of these projects is underway Oyu Tolgoi and these NGOs will share their updates on their progress.
If you have any questions or queries please contact Oyu Tolgoi's Social Investment team.