Oat makes his home with his father and his mother. Buying or selling in the market , running errands and cleaning are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Oat enjoys soccer and bicycling. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Oat will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Oat lives in the community of Baan None Sa-aad, home to approximately 1,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Thai.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, guinea pig, fish, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Most adults work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community needs educational materials, markets for selling produce and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pan Pra Porn Sa Wang Tham Church CDC to provide Oat with Bible teaching, leadership camp, birthday parties, nutritious food, health checkups, dental care, hygiene education, sports camps, community service opportunities, academic support, vocational training, field trips and music clubs.
Thailand's central region is a rich agricultural area known as Asia's rice bowl. The northeast is poor, subject to seasonal droughts or floods, while the north has forested mountains and fertile valleys. Rain forests fill the south. Monsoons, high temperatures and humidity dominate Thailand's tropical climate. A major tsunami in December 2004 claimed 8,500 lives in Thailand and caused massive destruction of property in the southern provinces.
Compassion works mainly among the Karen, Lisu and Lahu tribes. The Karen of western Thailand are rice farmers, although some are mahouts - keepers and drivers of elephants that haul logs in the teak forests. The Karen are environmentalists, protective of the forest. Many Karen are Christian. The Lisu live in remote villages at high altitudes largely concentrated in northern Thailand. The Lahu, mountain people of northern Thailand, farm rice and maize and hunt with poisoned arrows. The majority of the country's population is Buddhist; less than 1 percent is Christian.
Founded in the 13th century, Thailand is the only country in south and southeast Asia never colonized by a European power. Since 1975, Thailand has provided asylum for refugees from communist Indochina. For its aid, Thailand has received acclaim from international organizations supporting refugee relief. In 2006, the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown by a military coup. Martial law was partially revoked in January 2007, and HM Bhurnibol Adulyadej now serves as the official head of state.
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Child's Location: Northwest of Udon Thani