Battsetseg became a leader of the health volunteers in March 2011. Her sincere wish to help others and the passiveness of the previous volunteers’ leadership influenced her to accept the leadership position of the health volunteer in her dormitory. She first attended the training in October 2010 where she learned about project activities, and very much liked the simple and interesting messages that were delivered during the training.
Before she became a volunteer leader, Battsetseg used to occasionally use vodka and beer with her friends, did not know how to plan and report any activities, and did not have patience to listen to others. The training session on communication skills very much helped to improve her skills in understanding and listening to others. For Battsetseg, the best thing about being a health volunteer was working in a team and being respected by peer students. Preparing for the spring festival named “Spring brings love” with her team was an unforgettable experience for her.
Now she does not use alcohol and talks about negative effects of alcohol to her friends. During celebrations and parties, sometimes her friends offer her soft drinks or juice instead of vodka or beer. She thinks that being a real example herself is an important tool to positively influence others. She also became more open and treats people equally.
She said that her peer students in her dormitory trust her and come to her with various problems