About the Foundation
The Foundation for Mongolian Culture was established in Tokyo, Japan in June 2002 by Mongolian people from China. The goal of the organization is to support the promotion of Mongolian education and traditional culture in China. It is administered by a number of Mongolian and Japanese volunteers.
In China, Mongolians live not only in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, but also in other provinces and autonomous regions such as Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Gansu, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Today, in China many Mongolian school children suffer under economic difficulty. They also have little opportunity to learn their native language and traditional culture from their parents during their childhood.
We are Mongolians originating from China, presently living in Japan, who in order to maintain and promote traditional Mongolian culture and cultivate the next generation of intellectuals, have established “the Foundation for Mongolian Culture”.
Since 2002, in a mere eight years, the foundation has offered scholarships to over 520 Mongolian children in 23 schools.
The Foundation for Mongolian Culture received 2700$ from the “MathWorks Social Mission 2010” in support of innovation. This funding has proven very useful and has served as a great encouragement to our foundation.
This year (2011), the Foundation for Mongolian Culture has carried out five large-scale activities as may be seen below:
2. We provided food for 400 peoples on 31 March 2011 for the earthquake victims in Higashi-Matsushima City, Japan.
3. This year the foundation has offered scholarships to over 60 Mongolian children in 20 schools. The 2700$ received from the “MathWorks Social Mission 2010” made up part of the funding for these scholarships.
4. On the 23 April 2011, the foundation have held an academic meeting and invited the Vice-President of Inner Mongolia University, Professor Chimeddorj Jakhtai to give a talk on present issues and the state of Mongolian studies in China.
5. We organized the First Mongolian Cultural Exchange Festival in Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo on Sunday, 9 Oct. 2011. The festival attracted over 400 attendees and among the activities were:
1) a Mongolian wrestling competition;
2) a traditional Mongolian concert with music, song and dance;
3) a presentation of the traditional Mongolian yurt; and
4) an exhibition of traditional Mongolian costumes.