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David Ricardo Toam  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: February 28, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Embun Hermon Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4250012
    • Waiting: 380 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
David lives with his grandfather and his mother. His duties at home include gardening and caring for children. His grandfather is not employed and his mother is sometimes employed.

For fun, David enjoys soccer and playing with cars. He attends church activities regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, David will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
David lives in the hillside community of Toladan, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of bananas, cassava and rice.

A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Toladan work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $53 per month. This community has electricity and clean water but needs secondary schools, tuition assistance, income-generating skills and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Embun Hermon Student Center to provide David with Bible studies, retreats, nutritious food, medical checkups, sports, community service opportunities, handicraft and musical instrument classes, English and computer courses, tuition and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide vocational training and worship services for the parents or guardians of David.
Indonesia consists of 17,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.

The country squeezes a population nearly the size of the United States into a landmass roughly triple the size of Texas; it has the fourth largest population in the world. Indonesia is also a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken but the most common is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and animism are also practiced.

When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but in 1602 the Dutch began slowly gaining control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1967 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms. In 2001, the country elected a female leader, President Megawati Sukarnoputri.



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Child's Location: West of Jayapura

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