Bamrong lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and caring for animals. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.
Soccer, art and walking are Bamrong's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities, Bible class and camp.
Your love and support will help Bamrong to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Bamrong lives in the hillside community of Mae Tho Village, home to approximately 600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Thai and the most commonly spoken language is Karen.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, pork, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include HIV/AIDS, diarrhea and common colds. Most adults in Mae Tho Village work in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community needs vocational training and school transportation fees.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Siloam Child Development Center to provide Bamrong with Bible teaching, leadership development programs, nutritious food, physical checkups, health and nutrition education, sports, special celebrations, tuition, school supplies, field trips, vocational training and school transportation fees. The center staff will also provide health education and special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Bamrong.
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: Northeast of Chiang Mai