(Boss Lady), Nara, Moogie, and Eegii (silent partner) are the lovely ladies of Gateway English Training Center. I have been very blessed to find these amazing ladies to help me through my adventure-pack time in Mongolia. Chimgee runs the shop – everyday, on the weekends, and even on holidays. She is an amazing woman with generous and kind heart. She spent three years living and working in America and her English is perfect. She has helped find me a new place to stay while in UB, given me a job, introduced me to new friends, and has gone out of her way to be one of my most trusted friends in UB. She has a head for business and started out running a daycare center that she converted to an English training center in the winter of 2009. She is the go-to-person at Gateway and also a teacher, taking a hands-on approach with her small business.
Nara is the first employee of Gateway. Although she holds another teaching job at an institute during the school year, she also double-dips and helps Chimgee teach classes. Nara spent five years in Ireland and is the second-best English speaker (to Chimgee) that I know in Mongolia. Nara’s name means sun, and she lives up to the brilliance of her name. Her smile is infectious and her over-all good humor is always pleasant.
Moogie is a china doll, and despite her mild demeanor, she also has a strong entrepreneurial online pharmacy phentermine uk spirit like Chimgee. She also owns a share of Gateway and
helps keep the books and other administrative position like registering students. Her English is not as strong as Chimgee and Moogie because she has not lived in an English-speaking country, but she knows enough to always convey her meaning. She wants to learn and pass on English as a second-language to her beautiful girls.
Eegii is a third partner in Gateway, but she doesn’t actively participate in its daily activities. Chimgee and Eegii are best friends, the kind that is rare to find. When I was desperate and needed a place to stay, Eegii was kind enough to open her home to me for the remainder of my stay in UB. She is a doctor, a single mom, and a generous and kind woman, much like Chimgee.
In many ways, these ladies are superwoman. They have families to take care of, successful careers, great friends, and are warm-hearted individuals that just innately attract others to themselves. My small role within their lives is to help Gateway by teaching at Khandgait camp and some classes in UB. Although our time together is brief and my departure is near, I wish them all the best in their lives and success at Gateway. They have been a tremendous support system to me during my trip in Mongolia. I write this “Thank You” in black and white to create the permanence that only literature and great ideas can create.