Apinya is a little girl in Thailand. She was born into a Thai Buddhist family. Her parents finished high school and are farmers. They do not own land for farming, so they use land owned by the government. They grow rice for their meals and corn to sell to others. Her parents work in Bangkok in the dry season to earn an income to support the family. They return home when the rainy season comes. Apinya lives with her grandparents in a house built of wood and concrete with zinc roof. They have some chicken and pigs for their own food. By partnering with AMG, you help provide Apinya with nutritious food, educational support, and Biblical teaching. Thank you for your investment in this child’s life!
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.