Andre makes his home with his mother. Making beds, running errands and cleaning are his household duties. His mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Andre enjoys soccer, volleyball and listening to music. He attends church activities, Bible class and youth group regularly and is in middle school where his performance is above average.
Your love and support will help Andre to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Andre lives in the hillside community of Kalicacing, home to approximately 2,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Java and the most commonly spoken language is Javanese.
The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include influenza, tonsillitis, typhus, lung diseases, cavities and coughs. Most of the adults in Kalicacing work in factories and earn the equivalent of $87 per month. This community has electricity, water and health facilities but needs tuition assistance, scholastic materials and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Immanuel Student Center to provide Andre with Bible teaching, health checkups, sports, nutritious food, health education, games, leadership training, talent shows, educational field trips, English classes, music lessons and computer courses. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings for the parents or guardians of Andre.
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 Salatiga