Jeann Ryan makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, washing clothes and making beds are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
Basketball, singing and telling stories are Jeann Ryan's favorite activities. In high school his performance is above average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.
Please remember Jeann Ryan in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Jeann Ryan lives on the plains of Basak-Pardo/Quiot Pardo, home to approximately 15,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups and languages are Bisayan and Cebuano.
The regional diet consists of fish, vegetables and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, coughs, colds, skin diseases and dengue fever. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $125 per month. This community needs educational assistance and vocational training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Trinity Student Center to provide Jeann Ryan with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, first aid classes, birthday celebrations, sports, tuition, school supplies, keyboard and guitar lessons and skills training. The center staff will also provide values formation programs, parenting skills and livelihood training for the parents or guardians of Jeann Ryan.
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 section of Cebu City