Jason makes his home with his father and his mother. Caring for animals, making beds and helping in the kitchen are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
Basketball, playing with cars and playing with marbles are Jason's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Jason will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Jason lives in the coastal community of Sorsogon City, home to approximately 150,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and thatch roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, cassava and rice.
Common health problems in this area include coughs, colds, fevers and flu. Most adults in Sorsogon City work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community needs affordable education and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ambassadors for Children's Development Center to provide Jason with Bible teaching, exercises, dental and medical checkups, field trips, nutritious food, tutoring, school fees and school supplies. The center staff will also provide Bible studies and seminars for the parents or guardians of Jason.
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.
Map of Philippines
Child's Location: South of Legazpi