During his two weeks visiting several refugee camps in Thailand and Cambodia, Barron witnessed a “horrifying” experience of Cambodian people –many looked as skinny as skeleton and suffered severe coughing from lung disease –who sought refuges in the first world countries.
“Yeun Jas Primary School,” a community school in a remote area in Ratanakiri province, is helping the indigenous children, who had previously dropped out of school, to return to the classrooms. Initiated by Plan International Cambodia and partnerships, the school was built in 2015 by local residences. Currently, there are approximately one hundred students studying at the school.
Seventeen-year-old Jordan Pisey Windle has come a long way since he was orphaned as a baby in Cambodia’s rural Prey Veng province. He’s a now eight-time junior national champion and a five-time U.S. national champion diver in the United States, and is tipped to make it to summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jordan is currently visiting Cambodia - this is his first trip to his birth country.
Jordan Pisey Windle was about two-years old when he was adopted by his American father, Jerry Windle, a former U.S. Navy officer who had served off Cambodia's coast. Jordan's natural diving talent has won him numerous national championship titles, including first National Champion in the 10-meter platform, the 3-meter mixed gender event with his synchronized partner, and Olympic Silver Medal.