Steven lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is employed. Steven works at home washing clothes, running errands and cleaning. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Steven enjoys basketball, swimming and listening to music. He attends Bible class, youth group and camp regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Steven will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Steven lives in the hillside community of Klojen, home to approximately 31,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and cement roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Javanese and Madurese.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish, vegetables and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, skin infections, the flu, bronchitis, diarrhea and dengue fever. Most adults in Klojen work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $92 per month. This community needs vocational training, scholastic materials and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Anugerah Student Center to provide Steven with Bible studies, camps, health checkups, vitamins, nutritious meals, sports, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide hygiene education and child care education for the parents or guardians of Steven.
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 Malang