Aphiban is a young boy growing up in a small village in the hills of Thailand. His family is from the Hmong people group, which immigrated to Thailand from Laos. Unfortunately, Aphiban?s mother died and his father remarried. He now lives with an older brother and it is not a stable environment. The community they live in is plagued by drugs and many teens who are unable to continue with their schooling begin working in the fields and soon become addicted to drugs. If Aphiban does not have a sponsor, he will have to begin working full time after sixth grade. Despite these hardships, Aphiban continues to have a bright outlook on life and dreams of becoming a medical doctor. His favorite subject in school is English, so he would love to receive letters from his future sponsors. Please consider helping shape Aphiban?s future, sponsor him today.
The Museekee Hostel is a refuge for children with difficult family circumstances. The hostel provides a roof over their heads along with running water and electricity. Three nutritious meals are served daily to the children. They also receive medical attention when needed. The hostel partners with a local church where the children are invited to participate. A member of the staff shares a lesson from the Bible every day, and children are encouraged to share the Gospel with their fellow villagers as well.
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.