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Scientology: How We Help—New Hope for Mongolia

A new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—Achieving Literacy and Education, describes a worldwide movement to revert the educational decline through the technology of study.

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The brochure Scientology, How We Help: Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education, was released in March 2013, to describe the tools to make quality education available anywhere, as a recent project in Mongolia illustrates.

Mongolia faces unique challenges—30 percent of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic and some 20 percent live on less than $1.25 per day. Educators are eager for technology to improve the quality of education to help Mongolia preserve its cultural heritage and maintain its commitment to sustainability while bringing it firmly into a competitive position in the 21st century.

Applied Scholastics International is a secular nonprofit public benefit corporation that addresses head-on the problem of illiteracy by making broadly available L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries in the field of education and literacy. These educational breakthroughs are collectively known as Study Technology.

Executives of Applied Scholastics International received a request to participate in an educational convention in Mongolia. As Russian is more frequently spoken there than English and the Mongolian language is written in the Cyrillic alphabet they called on Ekaterina Komarova of Moscow, Executive Director of Applied Scholastics for the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Komarova flew to Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city in Mongolia. Over the course of four days, she delivered lectures to nearly 1,000 educators and students. She introduced Study Technology to professors of education responsible for teacher training and curriculum throughout the country and reached thousands more through news broadcasts and television interviews.

The responses were uniformly positive.

“I didn’t see the true reason for children’s study difficulties. Now I do,” said one of the teachers. “You told us about things we thought we knew, but we didn’t really get before. Thanks to you, now we understand,” said another.

Komarova also lectured to a group of 28 business owners and managers who saw that application of Study Technology will improve employee productivity and the communication of new ideas to clients and customers.

On Komarova’s final day in Ulan Bator a teacher who had attended her first presentation and had in turn organized a special lecture on Sunday for the students at her own school, came to share her experience with Study Technology with the 300 students Komarova was lecturing. After a math class where this teacher used these methods, the pupils insisted that she explain one thing: “Why didn’t you explain it to us this way earlier?” they wanted to know. “How interesting algebra is now.”

An official in the Ministry of Education of Mongolia had this to say: “The conclusion I draw from your seminar is that this technology is very necessary to us all.”

Study Technology is the work of author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. In his research into the mind and life, Mr. Hubbard isolated the precise causes for the success or failure of any activity or study and an actual “technology” of learning with which to master any subject.

Applied Scholastics International is a fully independent, nondenominational organization supported by the Church of Scientology and by Scientologists. For more than four decades it has made the technology of study available internationally, training over 135,000 educators from 42 nations who, in turn, have brought Study Technology to millions of colleagues and students. The organization works with hundreds of affiliated schools and educational programs throughout the world, providing the effective learning tools developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

The brochure Scientology, How We Help: Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education is one of a series of publications presented by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs. For more information, visit the Scientology website at www.scientology.org/AppliedScholastics.

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