Arvaikheer Learning Center

Welcome to the very first BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center! Originating out of a scout exchange program between Uuganaa‘s scout group in Övörkhangai province and scouts from Siedlung Taizé, the learning center opened its doors on September 2, 2009. Since then, it has turned into an important educational institution in Arvaikheer and has been awarded several times by the Mongolian government for its achievements in education.

Uugantsetseg “Uuganaa” Gantumur has been BOOKBRIDGE’s first Community Hero. Her engagement and commitment for her students and community is outstanding. With her approach “Look at the girl, look at the boy“, she revolutionizes the conservative Mongolian education landscape by emphazising the importance of individual coaching and granting responsibility to young people in order to turn them into active and responsible citizens.

Take a tour

Meet the team

Uuganaa Gantumur

Uugantsetseg Gantumur
Head of Learning Center


Yesunmunkh Saikhanbayar
Assistant Teacher


Valerie Madas


Valerie Madas

Discover our partners

World Vision

World Vision

Peace Corps

Peace Corps


secondary schools


Department Center

Watch our impact

Study our reports

Contact us

BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center
Uugantsetseg Gantumur
Arvaikheer, Mongolia
Phone: +976 9982 5042


Cherish our Founders and Alumni

BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center Arvaikheer was setup by a group of German and Mongolian scouts in 2009. The books for the library had been collected by schools, publishers, scouts and individuals.

Our Fellow Alumni
Alisson Mintz | Peace Corpos Volunteer | 2009 – 2011
Jason Ehrig | Peace Corps Volunteer | 2011 – 2013
Elmina Joldic | Peace Corps Volunteer | 2011 – 2013