Agung lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for caring for animals, making beds and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Agung participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in high school where his performance is above average. Soccer, art and reading are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Agung will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Agung lives in the mountainous community of Wagir, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and clay roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Javanese and Madurese.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish, cassava, vegetables and rice. Common health problems in this area include skin infections, malnutrition, the flu, bronchitis, diarrhea and dengue fever. Half of the adults in Wagir are unemployed but some work in factories or as agricultural laborers and earn the equivalent of $64 per month. This community has electricity but needs improved sanitation and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of SION Student Center to provide Agung with Bible studies, nutritious meals, vitamins, medical checkups, health seminars, sports, field trips, English courses and tutoring. The center staff will also provide seminars for the parents or guardians of Agung.
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 Malang