Uthit comes from a large Hmong hill tribe family. His parents are farmers who never went to school. They work hard growing rice for their family and corn to sell. Unfortunately, the income derived from farming government owned land has been negatively affected by poor weather and ongoing drought conditions. The family’s modest house is built of wood and brick and has no indoor plumbing. Uthit is the youngest of 10 children in the family. He is a healthy, patient, joyful, and active child who dreams of being a policeman when he grows up. Your sponsorship will help break the cycle of poverty in Uthit’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.