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Mongolia Curtain Call

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Children from all over Mongolia participate in an annual arts festival that showcases their talents and stage presence.

The dressing room buzzes with energy as girls from the Children of the Blue Sky choir fix their make-up and adjust their costumes before taking the stage at Mongolia’s annual Vision Star Festival. Since 2001, this World Vision event has brought together talented youth from areas where the organization works across Mongolia to perform together. Many of the boys and girls who participate in Vision Star come from impoverished households in both rural and urban areas of Mongolia. Practicing, rehearsing, and finally, performing before an audience, boosts self-confidence, helps the children discover and develop their talents, and instills a sense of empowerment that lasts long after the spotlight fades.

 

Photo © 2013 Enkhbold Bayambajav / World Vision

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