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Eh Ler Htoo

  • Country: Thailand
  • D.O.B: October 22, 2016
  • Age: 6

  • Gender: Boy
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Chat

  • Country: Thailand
  • D.O.B: December 10, 2007
  • Age: 14

  • Gender: Boy
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Sher Gay Paw

  • Country: Thailand
  • D.O.B: April 18, 2012
  • Age: 10

  • Gender: Girl
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Naw Sway Yee Way

  • Country: Thailand
  • D.O.B: November 1, 2017
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Girl
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Meet Eh Ler Htoo
Eh Ler Htoo is 6 years old and lives in Thailand.
TH082300353 | Days Waiting: 199
Country: Thailand
Birthday: October 22, 2016 (6 years old)
Gender: Boy

Eh Ler Htoo lives with his mother and father. Eh Ler Htoo's mother is Sometimes Employed. Her occupation is Day Labor / Different Jobs. Eh Ler Htoo's father is Sometimes Employed. His occupation is Day Labor / Different Jobs. Eh Ler Htoo has 2 siblings living in the household. Eh Ler Htoo helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning and Making Beds. Eh Ler Htoo's favourite activities and interests include: Group Games, Music, and Walking. Activities that Eh Ler Htoo enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Eh Ler Htoo's favourite activities are: Playing Games. Eh Ler Htoo attends school. He is in the equivalent of kindergarten. Eh Ler Htoo's favourite subjects are Math and Science. His performance in school is Average. Eh Ler Htoo's family lives in the area of Ban Huai Salung in Thailand.

Eh Ler Htoo's Country Details

Thailand's central region is a rich agricultural area called Asia's rice bowl. The northeast is poor and suffers seasonal droughts or floods. The north has forested mountains and fertile valleys. Rain forest claims the south. Thailand's tropical climate is dominated by monsoons, high temperatures, and humidity.

Compassion works mainly among the Karen, Lisu, and Lahu tribes. 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. 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.

Founded in the thirteenth 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.

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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.

How does sponsorship help kids?

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Formal and non-formal educational opportunities Compassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
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Health care, hygiene training and supplementary food Kids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
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The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
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Personal attention, guidance and love Children are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

Is sponsorship still relevant during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis?

During the pandemic, we saw firsthand the impact of crises on children in poverty. We also saw how powerful sponsorship can be in equipping local churches to respond in specific, effective and life-changing ways. As we continue to see multifaceted crises impacting children around the world, we know that the need for sponsorship remains urgent. We are more confident than ever that your commitment to sponsorship truly allows children, families and communities to be deeply known, loved and protected through it all.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they know the names and faces of the children in their community and can best understand and respond to their challenges. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need with compassion and through the love of God.

We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve. In this way the physical, spiritual, emotional and relational needs for children are met as they are empowered to overcome poverty in all its forms.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity.

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At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!