The U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Michael Klecheski (center), attended the opening of a U.S. government-funded kindergarten in the southern city of Sainshand, Sept. 23. Klecheski met with local activists from the disability community during the event. The embassy’s Civil-Military Support Element led the effort to construct the $436,000 kindergarten, one of four the embassy is opening this year. Using American know-how and local labor, the school meets American accessibility standards. “We’re glad Sainshand’s new U.S.-funded kindergarten is designed to ensure access for all. The United States just celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act’s 30th anniversary, a law we’re proud of,” he said.
Photo courtesy of Embassy Ulaanbaatar