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Shedrack Sam  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: November 15, 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ghana
  • Center: Faith Child Development Center
  • Child ID: GH3130293
    • Waiting: 416 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Shedrack lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, running errands and cleaning. There are 5 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Shedrack participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, bicycling and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Shedrack will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Shedrack lives in the forested community of Breman Brakwa, home to approximately 9,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and most commonly spoken language is Breman.

The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, cassava and plantains. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Breman Brakwa are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $25 per month. This community needs recreation facilities, vocational training and pipe-borne water.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Faith Child Development Center to provide Shedrack with Bible teaching, health screening, health education, tuition, school materials, extra curricular activities and hand work skills training. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Shedrack.
The Republic of Ghana is a coastal country in western Africa with a tropical climate. This small country is hot and humid as it borders the Gulf of Guinea. Once called the Gold Coast, Ghana is rich in natural resources including gold, diamonds and rubber. Even though the country is wealthy in resources, about 45 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty, making less than U.S.$1 a day.

Most of Ghana's more than 23 million people live in cities. About 98 percent of the population is African, split among six major tribes. But Ghana is flooded with refugees from its neighbors - war-torn Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo. Nearly 69 percent of the population is Christian, 16 percent is Muslim, and 8 percent follow indigenous beliefs. English is the official language, but some people speak native African languages such as Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga. Compassion works primarily in the coastal region in southern Ghana.

Though Ghana was the first British colonial country in Africa to gain its independence, it has been plagued by political violence since it was established in 1957. Between 1957 and 1979, Ghana experienced a series of bloody and bloodless coups. Finally in 1992, a new constitution establishing a multiparty government was adopted and remains in place today. John Kufuor was elected Ghana's president in 2000, and began serving his second term in 2004.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Cape Coast

A credit card is required to sponsor this child because this child has been waiting 416 days for a sponsor. Please make a difference in the life of this child who has been anxiously waiting for a sponsor

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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