Yorn makes his home with his father and his mother. Cleaning is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
Soccer, walking and playing ball games are Yorn's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Your love and support will help Yorn to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Yorn lives in the mountainous community of Mae Ka Village, home to approximately 4,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Thai.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, pork, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include diabetes and hypertension. Most adults in Mae Ka Village work as farmers or day laborers and earn the equivalent of $76 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, vocational training and drug abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Thannamjai Tairomprakun, Chiang Dao Church Child Development Center to provide Yorn with Bible teaching, nutritious food, sports, physical checkups, field trips, special celebrations, community service opportunities, computer courses, tutoring, school supplies and school transportation fees. The center staff will also provide quarterly meetings for the parents or guardians of Yorn.
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.
Map of Thailand
Child's Location: North of Chiang Mai