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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: March 12, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Agape Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6410867
Arda lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Arda participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer is his favorite activity.

Your love and support will help Arda to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Arda lives on the plains of Sikumana, home to approximately 9,000,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups and languages are Timor, Alor, Rote, Sabu, Sumba and Flores.

The regional diet consists of fish, beef, vegetables and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea. Most adults in Sikumana work as carpenters and earn the equivalent of $44 per month. This community needs water, proper sanitation and educational resources.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Agape Student Center to provide Arda with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, health education, social skills training, recreational activities and educational classes. The center staff will also provide family education for the parents or guardians of Arda.
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: In the southern part of Kupang

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