Kittikul lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Kittikul works at home working at various household chores.
Playing with cars, art and walking are Kittikul's favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Please remember Kittikul in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Kittikul lives in one of the mountainous community of Mea Hoy, Mae Kor, Mae Ning, Sopjob and Pongkanun Village, home to approximately 400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tile roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Karen.
The regional diet consists of pork, rice, vegetables, fruit and chicken. Common health problems in this area include gastritis, skin diseases, colds and joint pain. Most adults work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $25 per month. This community needs stable employment opportunities and scholastic materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sinai Child Development Center to provide Kittikul with Bible studies, health checkups, nutritious food, health education, special celebrations, school supplies, tutoring, field trips, transportation to school and vocational training. The center staff will also provide child care training to the parents or guardians of Kittikul.
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: West of Chiang Mai