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Yoseph Oematan  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: March 19, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Garam Dunia Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6240205
    • Child is mentally or physically challenged.
Yoseph lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

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

Your prayers are especially appreciated for Yoseph because he is visually impaired. Your sponsorship helps provide the care and love he needs.
Yoseph lives in the coastal community of Oesapa Barat, home to approximately 9,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize and rice.

Common health problems in this area include coughs, malaria and dengue. Most adults in Oesapa Barat work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $44 per month. This community needs life skills training centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Garam Dunia Student Center to provide Yoseph with Bible teaching, health education, nutritious food, sports, life skills training and educational classes. The center staff will also provide health education and seminars for the parents or guardians of Yoseph.
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 700 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 1968 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: North of Kupang

This is a special needs child.

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