NextGen CELEBRATIONS! Mongolia

  • Donors:
  • ADRA International, General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, ADRA Austria, and ADRA China-Hong Kong.
  • Budget: US$ 500,000
  • Duration: 36 months (June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2026)
  • Focus area:Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei – Tusgal School, Nalaikh – Erdmiin Orgil School /SonginoKhairkhan Districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Beneficiary Partners: 2,000 adolescents ages 12-15; 2,000 parents/caretakers and 40 school staff.  

To empower Mongolian adolescents ages 12-15 to practice healthy lifestyles leading to lowering their risk for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The focus of this project is to apply the CELEBRATIONS healthy lifestyle approach/tool which will focus on six components: Choices, Exercise, Temperance, Optimism, Nutrition, and Social Support/Mental health.



To promote sustainability in both identified adolescents’ behaviors and the mechanisms in place to support future generations enjoying healthy lifestyle. Ensuring sustained individual behaviors entails fostering effective behavior change within a supportive environment, forming the core of the NextGen CELEBRATIONS! Mongolia NCD project.

To secure a sustainable impact on future adolescents between ages from 12-15, a comprehensive systems approach is adopted. This approach actively involves the community, including adolescents along with their parents/caregivers, local authorities, school leaders, teachers, staff, clinic personnel, and local businesses serving students. Together, they collaborate to develop and implement practical policy documents and collaborative healthy activities that foster positive norm and culture promoting healthy lifestyle, transcending the boundaries of this project.

The project focuses on promoting sustained positive behaviors in identified adolescents while establishing sustainable mechanisms that prioritize the well-being of healthy adolescents through active community involvement and policy development. 


Upon the completion of this project, adolescents aged 12-15 residing in communities surrounding four schools will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to integrate positive and healthy behaviors into their daily routines. Through the project’s efforts and interventions, these young individuals will have a better understanding of making informed choices that promote their overall well-being and reduce the risk of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). 

  • Targeted Age Group: The primary demographic for this project is adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years old.
  • Community-Based: The project’s scope involves operating within communities surrounding four schools.
  • Empowerment: A core objective of this project is to empower adolescents by equipping them with essential knowledge and skills.
  • Positive Healthy Behaviors: The project places emphasis on promoting positive and healthy behaviors among the targeted adolescents.
  • Supportive Influencers: The project will create a network of influential individuals to provide support and positively influence the targeted adolescents’ development.