Alaydrus lives with his uncle and his aunt. At home, duties include running errands. His uncle is sometimes employed as a laborer and his aunt is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Alaydrus participates in Christian instruction. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Playing with cars is his favorite activity.
Because of your sponsorship, Alaydrus will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Alaydrus lives in the mountainous community of Ngandong, home to approximately 5,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, cardboard walls and tile roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Indonesian and Javanese.
The regional diet consists of fish, potatoes and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue fever, typhoid, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults in Ngandong work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community has electricity but needs scholastic materials and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Kasih Abadi Student Center to provide Alaydrus with Bible teaching, nutritious meals, vitamins, health screenings, health education, community service opportunities, field trips, tuition, scholastic materials, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide health education, family development seminars and monthly fellowship for the parents or guardians of Alaydrus.
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: South of Kudus