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Suthinan Bongkotkulwijit  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: February 21, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Akape Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH9060310
    • Waiting: 293 Days for a sponsor.
Suthinan lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Suthinan works at home carrying water, running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.

Rolling a hoop, soccer and playing with cars are Suthinan's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and camp.

Your love and support will help Suthinan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Suthinan lives in the mountainous community of La Ub Village, home to approximately 1,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Lawa.

The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include colds, fevers and tooth decay. Most adults in La Ub Village are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs teachers, educational materials and drug abuse rehabilitation programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Akape Child Development Center to provide Suthinan with Bible teaching, health checkups and education, sports, special celebrations, music classes, vocational training, library use and computer courses. The center staff will also provide child trainings on ethics and community development for the parents or guardians of Suthinan.
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: South of Mae Hong Son

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