Jayson lives with his father and his grandmother. At home, duties include carrying water, caring for children and making beds. His father is sometimes employed and his grandmother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Playing with cars, walking and playing ball games are Jayson's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities, Vacation Bible School and camp.
Your love and support will help Jayson to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Jayson lives on the plains of Coloong, home to approximately 11,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of rice, pork, chicken, fish and bananas. Common health problems in this area include fevers, the flu, colds, athlete's foot, skin diseases and primary complex. Most adults in Coloong work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $113 per month. This community has clean water and electricity but needs school supplies, employment opportunities and drug abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Kapatirang Kristiyano sa Coloong Child Development Center to provide Jayson with Bible studies, leadership training, dental and physical checkups, health education, vaccinations, field trips, community service opportunities, tutoring, computer lessons and skills training. The center staff will also provide care groups, family camps, Bible studies, livelihood programs and counseling for the parents or guardians of Jayson.
North to south, 7,107 islands spread over 1,150 miles in the western Pacific Ocean to make up the country of the Philippines. About 95 percent of the population lives on the 11 largest islands. In the tropical lowlands, the climate is usually hot, humid and rainy.
The Philippines was once the most developed country in Asia following World War II but has lagged behind other countries because of poor economic growth and corruption. Spain and the United States, both colonizers of the country, have been the biggest influences on Philippine culture; a unique blend of Asia and the West. The country has two official languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English. Eighty-three percent of the country is Catholic.
For centuries, the Philippine islands have been the crossroads of many cultures, including the Middle East, India and China, which all came to trade. In 1521, Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan reached the islands and Spain ruled them until 1898. The Philippines were ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. They attained independence in 1946 after Japanese occupation in World War II. In 1965, the country came under the rule of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Widespread corruption and political mismanagement marred the Marcos regime. In 1986, a bloodless revolution forced Marcos into exile. In 1992, the U.S. closed its last military bases on the islands. In 2010, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III became the 15th president of the Philippines. He is the son of the former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino, who was the 11th president of the country. The government continues to struggle with Muslim insurgencies in the south.
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Child's Location: Northwest of Quezon City