Sudarat is a lively and joyful young girl. She enjoys playing with her friends at the childcare center. Sudarat’s father has a 6th grade education. Her mother was unable to attend school. They live in the Hmong hill tribe in the mountainous region. As with most families in the area, Sudarat’s family are farmers. They cultivate land owned by the government. Unfortunately, their work is unsteady due to changes in weather. They plant rice for consumption and corn for marketing. Sudarat’s favorite subject is Thai. She hopes to become a teacher one day. Your sponsorship will provide this young girl with nutritious food and an education. In addition to meeting her physical needs, she will experience the love of Jesus at the childcare center. May the Lord bless you for your kindness.
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.