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Nawka is 10 years old and lives in Thailand.
I live with my mother and father in the Mae Song Sub-district, Tha Song Yang Dis area. The primary language where I live is Karen. My father is sometimes employed as a factory worker. At home, the chores and duties I'm responsible for are animal care, carrying water, cleaning and gardening and/or farming. I like art and/or drawing, ball games, clapping my hands and dancing. My favourite activity at church is Sunday school. My favourite activities at the centre are singing songs, snack and mealtime and spending time with friends. I am in the equivalent of grade 2. My favourite subjects are Art and Language.
Thailand is a rich agricultural country also known as Asia's rice bowl. It is also a popular centre of tourism and commerce in South Asia. The tropical climate is hot and humid. Monsoons water the forests and fertile valleys of the north and feed the dense rainforests of the south.
Compassion works mainly among the Karen, Lisu and Lahu tribes of northern and western Thailand. The Karen of western Thailand live by wet rice farming, although some are mahouts, keepers and drivers of elephants, who work hauling logs in the teak forests. Many Karen are Christian, in contrast to the Buddhist majority. The Lisu live in remote villages at high altitudes, mostly in northern Thailand. The Lahu, another mountain people of northern Thailand, farm rice and maize and hunt with poisoned arrows.
Founded in the 13th century, Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never colonized by a European power. The empire, once known as Siam, officially renamed itself Thailand in 1939, and it is organized today as a constitutional monarchy. Thailand has grown to become a regional economic powerhouse, but inequality, an HIV epidemic and other social problems persist. Divisions and differences between the majority Thai population and the “hill tribes” continue to be a matter of concern to both the Thai government and international organizations.
Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.
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