Adan lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for making beds, running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
Art, bicycling and reading are Adan's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Adan will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Adan lives in the hillside community of Oebobo, home to approximately 13,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Timor, Rote, Sabu, Alor, Sumba, Flores, Java and Bugis.
The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, dengue fever, diarrhea and tuberculosis. Most adults in Oebobo are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $44 per month. This community needs affordable education, teachers, life skills training and entertainment facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Siloam Student Center to provide Adan with Bible teaching, health screening, nutritious food, sports, life skills training and academic support. The center staff will also provide health education and worship meetings for the parents or guardians of Adan.
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.
Map of Indonesia
Child's Location: Central Kupang