On November 13 2012, Humphrey Fellow Amarjargal Davjayev participated in a cultural exchange activity at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She was excited to introduce Mongolian culture and explain her work on anti-human trafficking in Mongolia to the audience. Although Ms. Davjayev spent most of her time in the city rather than in the countryside back in Mongolia, she tried to demonstrate a whole picture of modern Mongolia to American college students. According to Ms. Davjayev, this was one of the most exciting events for her as a Humphrey Fellow since it was a great opportunity to improve her oral English and learn more about her own country while preparing for the presentation. Ms. Davjayev hopes to have more chances to talk to American students about foreign culture and anti-human trafficking work in the future.
Not only did Ms. Davjayev present her work to the students, she also got involved in a number of professional skills exchange workshops and meetings. On January 16-18th 2013, a leadership foundation seminar on peace building and restorative justice exposed Humphrey Fellows from different universities to different strategies for resolving conflicts without assistance from courts or other legal bodies. During the forum, fellows exchanged stories about their work experiences and challenges in dealing with various kinds of conflicts. “I gained more knowledge about peace building and restorative justice” Ms. Davjayev said later.