"Like the rest of the world, Mongolia is being affected by the cultural, environmental, and economic changes of other countries. The Mongolian khey, a symbol of interconnectedness, represents more than the connection between life and death. Today, it begins to symbolize the shrinking planet. Like the rest of the world, Mongolia is being affected by the cultural, environmental, and economic changes of other countries.
As Mongolia grows in numbers, as tourists and travelers discover its breathtaking landscape and rich lifestyles, as the neighboring countries become closer via satellite. Mongolia will be at her dawn of discovery.
Possibilities abound for Mongolia's development, but success will require careful use of natural resources like water and grasslands; long-term planning for sustainability of culture and lifestyles; and serious investment into the education, health, and welfare of all people."
Kelly Pohl, student participant, 1998