For the majority of her professional career, Jenny has been involved in youth and community development work across South Wales. Her heart for empowering people and communities to fulfil their true potential has been the driving force behind many of the life choices she has made, especially in the area of local volunteering. This led her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Youth and Community Work from the University of South Wales (USW) where she graduated with a First Class honours degree and two special achievement awards for her contribution to Social Sciences. She then went on to complete her Masters degree in Global Governance at USW specialising in the areas of Human Trafficking, Global Ethics, Children’s Rights and Humanitarian Disaster/Crisis Management.
Jenny became a Christian at the age of 24 through her work within the local community. Throughout her Christian life she has had a heart for spreading the love of Jesus across the nations and to date she has undertaken mission trips in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Greece and USA. Her love and passion for Africa then led her to undertake a full time ministry position with Hekima Place Inc. Trust (2017-2019) as the Executive Director of their children’s home for orphaned and vulnerable girls. Through her work with Hekima Place, Jenny not only became temporary ‘mum’ to over 100 Kenyan girls, but she inspired the community and other local Government and Non-Government Organisations to come together to tackle the issue of child marriage in a holistic and sustainable manner. It was here, in Kenya, where Jenny met her husband, Bravon who has and continues to be a volunteer for Biojemmss.
After feeling God call her and Bravon back to Wales in 2019, Jenny extended her volunteer work with The Biojemmss Organisation U.K. becoming a Trustee in January 2021. Jenny brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skills surrounding African Charity Management, Governance and Policy, Fundraising, Youth Work and Child Protection.
“I first met Siân back in 2017, and as she told me the story of Biojemmss I felt an instant connection to its ethos, values and vision and a passion to offer my skills to help the children of Uganda flourish. It is a privilege to now be a Trustee of such an important and needed ministry, and I am excited to see what God has in store for us as we serve to protect those who are vulnerable and in need”