Apitchaya is a patient and obedient girl living in a small hill tribe in Thailand. She lives in a small home with her parents and sister on government-owned land where they work as farmers. Apitchaya is described by her elders as active, responsible, and intelligent. Her parents want her to receive a good education, but the village where she lives does not value education, and early marriage is common. Through sponsorship, you can come alongside Apitchaya’s parents and help provide the funding required to send Apitchaya to school so she can pursue her dream of becoming a nurse! At the New Hope Child and Youth Development Center, Apitchaya will also receive medical care, nutritious food, and, most importantly, teaching from the Word of God. Please consider coming alongside AMG to shine the light of the gospel into a dark community!
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.