Oakland’s Mongolian School enrolls 100th student

on December 17, 2015

Founded in April 2009, the Ger Youth Center is a non-profit organization based in Oakland dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional Mongolian visual and performing arts, culture and language among Bay Area Mongolian and Mongolian-American youth. Its flagship program, the Bi Mongol — or “I am Mongolian” — School operates out of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The school offers biweekly classes in art, dancing, Mongolian language, chess, and more.

The Ger Youth Center also coordinates a variety of cultural events open to the public including concerts, galas, and exhibitions. The Treasures of Mongolia, Mongolian Pride, Women and Children’s Day, and Lunar New Year celebrations are among the organization’s most popular events. The organization rents traditional Mongolian costumes, instruments, and performing acts. More information about the Ger Youth Center can be found on their website.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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