Wisnu lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for making beds, running errands and cleaning. His father is employed as a teacher and his mother maintains the home.
Playing a musical instrument and soccer are Wisnu's favorite activities. In high school his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class and youth group.
Because of your sponsorship, Wisnu will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Wisnu lives in one of the coastal communities of Margorejo, Canan, Wedi, Klaten or Central Java, home to approximately 6,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have dirt floors.
The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include influenza, malnutrition, respiratory illnesses and skin diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $75 per month. These communities have water and electricity but need vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Generasi Anak Terang 1 Student Center to provide Wisnu with Bible teaching, health screenings, sports, nutritious food, vitamins, home visits, community service opportunities, school fees, scholastic materials, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide child development seminars and monthly fellowship for the parents or guardians of Wisnu.
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: East of Yogyakarta