Ger Youth Center

Dedicated to serving the children and youth in Northern California

Board of Directors

Eska Brunker

Co-Founder, President/CEO

Es-Oldokh, (Eska for short), co-founder, received her Master’s of Arts in history and political science from the Pedagogical University of Irkutsk and Master of Arts in Linguistics from Mongolian State University. She had worked as a Vice-Principal of Zuunkharaa Junior High School for 4 years and taught English classes to Mongolian youth at the prestigious Mongolian Children’s Palace for 2 years. At the same time, she has also served as a Mongolian language instructor, tutor by the Peace Corps and U. S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar. She had created Mongolian-English mini dictionary with audio tapes for her students. In 2007 she and her daughter founded “Bi Mongol” translates to “I am Mongolian”, a quarterly newsletter serving Mongolian-American youth with purposes to preserve traditional Mongolian folklore, literature, artwork, etc.  Eska is drawn to helping children’s education and create brighter future for them.

Enkhmaa Nyangar

Board of Director, Treasurer

Enkhmaa Nyangar received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Accounting “Mandakh” and a Master’s of Science in Taxation from California State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in both USA (licensed in CA) and Mongolia. Enkhmaa currently works at McKesson Corporation.

Otgongerel Ganbayar, Attache 

Counselor, International relation

Mrs. Otgongerel serves as an educational attache at the General Consulate of Mongolia in San Francisco. She earned her MA degrees from the University of Birmingham, the UK and the National University of Mongolia.

She founded and headed Gerelt Mongol Foundation in Mongolia for the education and health of children in remote rural area.

Ganchimeg Nasan 

Board of Directors, Designer

Ganchimeg Nasan graduated from Mongolian National UIniversity with BA in Applied math. After her graduation, she worked for Mongolian first Internet Service provider company DATACOM Co,ltd for few years, and moved to US to continue her carrier. Soon she started working for Lycos.com, one of the best known Internet brands and search engines in the world. N. Ganchimeg has been actively volunteering for Ger Youth Center since 2009. 

 

Instructors:

Batzorig Dorj


Dance Instructor, Choreographer

Born and raised in Mongolia, Batzorig Dorj graduated from Music and Dance College as a Ballet Dancer and The University of Culture and Arts as a Choreographer. He has performed as a solo dancer in over 100 folk dances and ballets such as “Jalam Khar”,” Emneg Surgagch”, “Torguud”, and ” Worship of the Sun.” Batzorig also choreographed more than 20 dances such as “Spirit of the Blue Wolf”,” Four Ornaments”, “Tsaatan”, “Loneliness” and a folk ballet, “Ongodiin Duun”. He served as a Dancer and Choreographer at the Military Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance and the Moon Stone Ensemble. His 15 years of experience merited him as the State Artist of Mongolia and also the Golden and Silver Cups from Spring Festival Award held in North Korea, as well as the Golden Medal of Youth Leader Award.

Batzorig aims to develop and promote Mongolian folk dance in the United States and he is currently teaching Mongolian folk dance to children six years and up. Batzorig Dorj has toured in Russia, China, North Korea and Japan.

Uyanga Byambaa

Chess Instructor

Born and raised in Mongolia, Uyanga Byambaa came in to the USA 3 years ago. She is a sophomore of a Community College in Oakland. She started playing chess at her young age and was named Mongolian Chess Master when she was in high school. Uyanga had studied in the Institute of Finance and Economics in Mongolia for 2 years prior to come to the USA. She continued her play actively in the USA and was named the Woman Fide Master by World Chess Federation in August 2011. Currently she is not only an active member of Mechanics Chess Club in SF and United States Chess League, but also gets invited to the domestic and international chess championships. Since September 2011, she is teaching chess to the elementary school kids for after school enrichment programs in Bay area. Uyanga currently works as a Chess teacher at “Bay Area Chess” and “Success Chess” Companies.

Mongolian Language Instructors:

Tsogtchimeg Yunden

Lkhagvasuren Lkhagva

Preschool instructor

Altanzaya Batchuluun

Art instructor

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