Some explanations as requested by Austrade Mongolia’s representative.
First of all I would like to introduce myself briefly. I’m Bulganmaa Buuveebaatar, Founder of Gegeen Undarga Kholboo NGO in Mongolia, Director of Blue Water Accommodation & Study Services Pty Ltd, trading as Australian Study Consultants in Australia (Company profile is enclosed) and President of Mongolian Students Association in Australia Incorporated.
We work with close connections with Australian and Mongolian schools and recruiters, Mongolian Students Associations in other countries as well as the students, interested in Australian education or studied in Australia. Business wise my company goes global, but because I was born and grew up in Mongolia, but living in Australia, everything about Mongolia and Australia attracts my interest and spend nearly all my spare time to widen the gates for Mongolians, interested in Australia.
Currently we built the biggest email group for Mongolians in Australia, called MGLAUS which can reach to over 1100 Mongolians at the same time, who live or graduated in Australia.
We were pleased to hear that a number of Australian institutions visited Mongolia to promote Australian education and supported the event by what we could do at that time by sharing their information for public to the people in our network. However, some potential students, who participated in the 1st event, organized in 2012, commented that their expectation was high like getting more information about life in Australia for students, visa issues, plus not only the school requirements, but also the tips about how to reach that point and support issues to settle down once getting there on top of the limited school information that was distributed them back then.
By 2012, we already had some resources and publications, for example
– the book “The reason to choose Australia: Manual for Mongolians, interested in Australia” 2008 in Mongolian language, IELTS preparation booklet 2010, Golden key to Successful English learning 2010, How to study in Australian with a scholarship 2010
– a number of websites like gegeen since 2003, http://edu.gegeen.mn since 2011, http://gegeen.com since 2005, http://gegeen.mn over 10 email groups like MglausStudents, MglausNSW and created many blogs for Australian graduates:
http://mandakhbat.wordpress.com – University of Melbourne graduate by AUSAID-Masp.mn
http://alimaa.wordpress.com – Adelaide based ALA recipient-Mozzies.mn and over 20 more blogs
– Plus social network profiles, cyber spaces in Facebook – AustraliaStudyConsultancy, MongolianStudentsAssociationInAustralia, Mongolians in Australia, Mongolian products in Australia, Gegeen Australia, other European market pages and groups, Twitter, Youtube, Biznetwork.mn, Linkedln and more
This year, we were very happy to hear that this event is being organized again; therefore we requested more information from Austrade Mongolia on 10 May 2013 and got a reply from S’s email address on 13 May 2013, noting that only Institutions are participated.
Then on 04 Sep 2013, we received an email from Mozzies, forwarding S’s email with many agencies contact and noticed that we are not in Austrade Mongolia’s mailing list. Subsequently I kindly asked to subscribe our emails: Mglaus-owner, Gegeen-owner, info, admin on 04 Sep 2013 from my personal address with no response and we requested again on 06 Sep 2013 from company address with the same result. We are still looking forward to get subscribed.
Regarding our event on 27-28 Sep 2013, we organized our own event totally on our own, separately in Level 2 at Season’s restaurant’s VIP room of Blue Sky Tower by:
– counselling about 30+ Scholarships to study in Australia,
– introducing the activities of Mongolian Students Association in Australia,
– informing about Mongolian Student’s life in Australia
– exact contact details of AVAC Mongolia for visa information as not everyone knows it still
– Community services for new comers from Mongolia after landing in Australia
To mention here we did not advertise any particular Australian schools or agents there and did not interfere the main event on Level 3. We usually support everyone who can help Mongolians, interested in Australia and promote the relations between Australia and Mongolia. Personally, I really wish that I could be at least notified about Austrade mongolia’s events and if allowed, I wish to offer my helping hand, warm heart, skills, professional networks and overjoyed hardworking manner and will totally support all the events by Austrade, targeted to Mongolia to strengthen the relationships between 2 countries. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by followings:
Australian Study Consultants Pty Ltd
Blue Water Accommodation & Study Service Pty Ltd
Online Worldwide Student Recruitment Consultancy
Australia Mongolia Student Association Incorporated
Office: Suite 702/368 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Postal address: PO Box 427 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012, Australia
P: +61-2-95187992, M: +61-(0)407 353 505, 0410063125
Skype: bwstudy, YM: gegeen
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P.S to S: I was first tagged on S’s personal Facebook profile’s photo about Future Unlimited by Batsaikhan Khashbat – President of Mongolian Students Association in Mongolia without my permission, which is quite common these days in Internet world. I never knew about some of the past events, but someone who thinks that I might be interested in or I might help with sharing to more people or just to get attention by reaching to popular profile’s thousands of friends, does these sort of things everyday. I had the positive thoughts about being tagged on S’s personal photo first and didn’t expect any opposite reaction at all. There is no hard feelings from my side anyway to be tagged or getting comments and I’m usually busy with the energetic bright students issues during the business hours, but there will always be a room for us to consume our precious time to discuss about good things hopefully.
I admit that I publish a lot of un-official posts about life events or feelings with no specific filtering on my personal places and blogs, but saw some of my posts are shared or published on official websites or local news, edited by professional journalists sometimes. I still feel no regret of showing my ups and downs and draw my history with it’s own good and bad things and not very sensitive about what’s there about me and how others think about me; but I’ll keep in my mind that everyone is not like that. Mostly I avoid some frustrating news on Mongolian websites about famous ones, but gossip helps them back in some way I hope.
And finally, thanks to Austrade Mongolia for organizing such event to bring happiness to many.
For the future of Community and Youth
Proudly supported by Gegeen team:
Gegeen: 976-75750965, 98321673 Visa: 976-9920 7936, 88077936 Sydney: 61+410 063 125, +61-407353505