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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: February 18, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Thasoot Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH9390156
    • Waiting: 200 Days for a sponsor.
Cheer makes his home with his grandmother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and buying or selling in the market are his household duties. His grandmother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

Ping pong, soccer and swimming are Cheer's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and camp.

Because of your sponsorship, Cheer will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Cheer lives in the mountainous community of Ban Sriwichien, home to approximately 600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic group and most commonly spoken language is Thai.

The regional diet consists of chicken, pork, fish, beef, rice and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include malaria and common colds. Most adults in Ban Sriwichien work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $88 per month. This community needs tuition assistance and stable employment.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Thasoot Child Development Center to provide Cheer with Bible studies, physical checkups, nutritious food, sports, special celebrations, community service opportunities, library use and tutoring. The center staff will also provide meetings and child development training for the parents or guardians of Cheer.
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: North of Chiang Rai

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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