Thirawath Kiankham

Suggested Donation: $32.00 / month

Age: 12 years old
Gender: Boy
Country: Thailand
Center: New Hope

 every month

Thirawath is a sweet boy who comes from a Thai Buddhist family. Both of his parents are uneducated. They work as farmers tending to hillside land owned by the government for growing rice and corn. Because their income is not enough to meet the family’s daily needs, they have undertaken debt. To help get out from under the debt, Thirawath’s parents left for Bangkok to work at a construction site. Thirawath was left behind with grandparents. While in the city, his mother met a new man and got remarried. Your sponsorship will be a blessing to this little boy in need.

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.