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Wiratpong Tidachanaporn  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: December 5, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Sai Tarn Tip Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH9930121
    • Waiting: 273 Days for a sponsor.
Wiratpong lives in the Sai Tarn Tip Child Development Center. His duties include carrying water and running errands.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Wiratpong participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and walking are his favorite activities.

Please remember Wiratpong in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Wiratpong lives in the mountainous community of Baan Huai Pha, home to approximately 600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Karaing.

The regional diet consists of chicken, pork, fish, rice and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include colds. Most adults in Baan Huai Pha work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $14 per month. This community needs scholarships and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sai Tarn Tip Child Development Center to provide Wiratpong with Bible studies, physical checkups, nutritious food, health education, drug abuse prevention training, English classes, choir, tutoring, Karen language classes, special celebrations, camps and musical skills training. The center staff will also provide trainings for the parents or guardians of Wiratpong.
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

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • 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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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 will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.