Education : During the state socialist period, education was one of the areas of significant achievement in Mongolia.Illeteracy was virtually eliminated, in part through the use of seasonal boarding schools for for childrenof nomadic families. Funding to these boarding schoolswas cut in the 1990s, contributing to slightly increased illeteracy.Primary and secondary education formerly lasted 10 years, it was expanded to 11 years.Since 2008 -2009 school year, newly first graders are using 12 year system.The broad liberisation of the 1990s led to a boom in private institutions. Health: Simce 1990, key heath indicaytors like life expectany and infant child mortality have steadily improved, both due to social changes and to improvement in the health sector. However serious problems remain, specially in the country side.Average child birth is around 2.25-1.87per woman. and average life expectancy is 67/68years.Culture : The main festival is Naadam, which has been organisedfor countries, consists of three Mongolian traditional sports, archery, horse-racing etc.Naadaam is the largest summer celebration.