Waranya is a little girl in Thailand. She is described by her teachers as patient, obedient, polite and silent. She has two brothers and would like to become a teacher one day. Waranya comes from a rural mountain village where most of the people are tribal farmers. Her parents have some education but are totally dependent on the income from their crops. They raise corn and rice as well as chickens and pigs. Their land is rented but they live in their own house. At home, Waranya uses a toilet that is outside. Your sponsorship will provide Waranya with nutritious meals, help with her schoolwork, and provide loving instruction from God’s Word. Thank you for investing in Waranya’s
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.