Rambo lives with his uncle and his grandmother. He is responsible for carrying water, teaching others and buying or selling in the market. His uncle is sometimes employed and his grandmother is sometimes employed.
For fun, Rambo enjoys soccer, basketball and walking. He attends church activities and camp regularly and is in high school where his performance is below average.
Please remember Rambo in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Rambo lives on the plains of Barangay Libertad, home to approximately 21,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Manobo.
The regional diet consists of rice, bananas, fish and chicken. Common health problems in this area include pneumonia, acute respiratory infections, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, coughs, colds, dengue fever and typhoid. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $71 per month. This community needs scholastic materials, schools and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of D'Kids Keeper Student Center to provide Rambo with Bible teaching, choir, medical and dental checkups, substance abuse prevention training, field trips, sports, skills development training and tutoring. The center staff will also provide Bible studies for the parents or guardians of Rambo.
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: North section of Butuan City