A colourful new facility is improving the lives of working parents and their children at an office in Ulaanbaatar. The ‘Baby Lynx Room’ at Erdenes Tavan-Tolgoi’s (ETT) head office is a dedicated space for young people, named after the endangered Eurasian lynx which ETT helps to protect.
Supervised by a full-time educator who provides stimulation for those in her care, plans include the provision of specialist lessons to help develop student’s English-speaking and writing abilities in future.
The room developed because of a need to support working parents, who can add up to two hours commuting in the heavy local traffic. It’s the first initiative of its kind to be offered by a large Mongolian company, and is provided free of charge and at no extra cost to ETT staff.
The Baby Lynx Room is fulfilling what ETT had hoped for, work doesn’t have to be done at the expense of home life, and parents have the added comfort that the room is primed for emergency situations when children need a safe space to go to.