Sponsor a Child Today

Search for a child to sponsor by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.  Sponsor a child today.

Nathapol Padungteeranon  

Proceed to our secure online form
  • Age: 13
  • Birthday: September 15, 2001
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Tan Pra Porn Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH9760138
Ben makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and teaching others are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Ben participates in church activities and camp. He is also in middle school where his performance is average. Rolling a hoop, ping pong and soccer are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Ben to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Ben lives on the plains of Yunyom, home to approximately 3,600 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 chicken, fish pork and rice. Common health problems in this area include colds, malaria and hemorrhagic fever. Most adults work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $78 per month. This community needs vocational training, tuition assistance and stable employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tan Pra Porn Child Development Center to provide Ben with Bible teaching, physical checkups, sports, educational field trips, special celebrations, educational fees, school supplies, singing lessons, tutoring, vocational training and leadership classes. The center staff will also provide vocational training in agriculture for the parents or guardians of Ben.
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: Southwest of Mae Hong Son

Previously Viewed:
Our live chat service is currently offline. Please try again during business hours or click here to leave us a message.

Search for a Child

Donate With Confidence

Your personal information is encrypted and transmitted without risk using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.


Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.