Staff Stories

Iron Sharpens Iron

When people ask me what I do for a living, I say that I provide counseling. Then there is an inevitable slight pause as the person thinks about what counseling means. In days gone by, the average person thought counseling was only for people who were losing touch with reality. Nowadays, it carries much less …

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My Time in Mongolia

By Joseph Khoo When I heard that I was going to Mongolia, I wasn’t very concerned. The idea of leaving Singapore to live in a foreign land seemed too farfetched. But the time quickly came for us to leave. My last few minutes in Singapore were a blur. I said my goodbyes, checked in and …

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First 10 Months

First Impressions of Mongolia by Marcus Clemmer Marcus Clemmer is from Canada. He started volunteering in Mongolia in 2012 with the Ice Hockey Project in Chinggis City, a 4-hour drive east of Ulaanbaatar. In partnership with another JCS family and the public school, Marcus built, maintained, and operated an ice skating rink and coached a …

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Impressions of Mongolia

16 Years Serving Disabled Children by Magda Verboom Magda Verboom is from Holland and volunteered in Mongolia from 1998 to 2014. Magda is a certified nurse. After 8 months of language study, Magda worked at Rainbow Kindergarten for 3 years and then started a center for disabled children called “Hope Center.” After 12 years, trained, …

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