Jenny Seo and Cambodia's future leaders
Lovely and talented Jenny Seo graduated from the University of Toronto
in June 2014 with a double major in Environmental studies and English.
Effervescent with energy, Jenny could not sit still. Her undergraduate
studies done, she looked into an overseas program sponsored by her
church. She aimed to contribute by shining her own light through some
of Cambodia's dark history.
Nestled in a quiet Cambodia village lies the Living Fountain
Orphanage of Cambodia. Here Jenny resolved to volunteer as a
teacher of English. The Harvest Bible Chapel of Oakville supported
Jenny’s idea, and sponsored her stint at the orphanage under the
supervision of their long-term missionary Anne Chun. Jenny left
Canada in July of 2014 on a voyage to Cambodia to conclude by
Christmas of the same year.
"I learned of Jenny’s selfless plan a mere three weeks before she
left Toronto. I was taken by surprise, I might add. So in wanting to
express my admiration for her commitment to help those little kids so
far away, I made her a poncho-style cotton top, and a matching
bandana to keep her cool and comfortable in Cambodia's sweltering
summer. I made the outfit out of printed cotton in the retro style
of the 1960’s.
"Jenny promised to wear it often. She is wearing it in the photo above,
at the orphanage, and posing with the text book she uses for her
"The Living Fountain Orphanage, seen below, is a majestic building with a colonial air to
it in Cambodia. This is where the orphans live, where they are
schooled and nurtured, and where they learn life skills. They also
learn that God loves them, and expects them to try their very best
Jenny's work in Cambodia helps mold the minds of these little boys and
girls who will lead tomorrow’s Cambodia. Helping them live each day
of their lives with respect for each other and gratitude for the love
and fellowship of those around them is central to Jenny’s purpose in
her mission. Teaching English to amazing little orphans, while
achieving a higher purpose for your effort is the quintessential
volunteer stint. Good for you, Jenny!