Asral is the Mongolian word for ‘care’ and was founded by Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche in 2001 with the support of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Asral’s main aim is to keep families together and prevent children from going on the streets.
Since its foundation Asral has helped with the unprecedented levels of poverty and social problems in Mongolia. We work in partnership with local government and community leaders to develop self-sustaining livelihood options, access to education, skills training, medical care and family support.
In the countryside, our aim is to provide self sustaining alternatives to prevent families from migrating to the city’s shanty districts.