Aniwat is a joyful and talkative young boy living in a small farming community. He lives with his parents and two older sisters in a small home, made of wood, brick and tin. The village he lives in is very dangerous due to there being a large number of drug addicts and heavy drug trafficking in the area. His family lives challenging lives as they try to farm corn and rice each year. Due to many years of drought, they have not had a successful farming year in quite some time. Aniwat’s parents desire for him to have an amazing education so he can break the cycle of poverty they’ve been trapped in. Aniwat enjoys school and his favorite subject is Mathematics. When he grows up, he would like to become a computer programmer. By attending By Grace School, Aniwat knows his future will be brighter. Your sponsorship of Aniwat would mean so much to him and his family.
New Hope Child Development Center
The New Hope Child Development Center helps children develop in a holistic manner. Practical trainings on cooking, home gardening and animal-raising are taught to hostel students. The program also conducts seminars and conferences for parents to increase their knowledge, develop their parental skills, strengthen spouse relationships, and increase awareness of sickness and disease prevention. Most importantly, the children are taught Scripture on a weekly basis, and also learn about God through Bible camps that are conducted each year.
Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, and many people also believe in the spiritual realm. Children from poor families go to state-run schools where teaching is sub-standard. Their parents normally have little education and cannot be relied upon to help them. School children seldom reach the ninth grade and most end up working in family farms. Since the people have very low or no education, they lack basic knowledge of life skills like personal hygiene, household management, family planning and balancing budgets.