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Compassion Kids

As part of our compassion ministry we support five children through https://www.compassionuk.org/

It is a real privilege for us as church to sponsor these children collectively, as many of our members sponsor children individually too. This is a great way to bring hope to a child living in desperate poverty.

By sponsoring a child, we send them to school, feed them nutritious meals and protect their health with regular medical check-ups.

Meet the Kids

Ravindi Nilnethu from Sri Lanka.

Ravindi is 5 years old and lives under the care of her mother. Her home duties include making beds and cleaning. Ravindi is the only child in her family. For fun Ravindi likes playing with dolls, drawing and singing. She attends Sunday school & church. Please pray for Ravindi.

Education: UK School Year Equivalent: Year 2

Favourite subject: Music

Challenges faced by children in Sri Lanka
Under-nutrition remains a key concern in Sri Lanka with the number of underweight children having increased since 2009. A quarter of children under-five are underweight. There are huge disparities between the availability and quality of education between urban and poorer rural areas. A child from a rural farming community is only half as likely to complete the compulsory level of secondary education

 

Sarnitkorn from Thailand

Sarntikorn is 5 years old and lives under the care of his parents. His home duties include carrying water. There are 3 children in the family. For fun Sarntikorn likes playing football, cycling and playing marbles. He attends Sunday school & church regularly.  Please pray for Sarntikorn.

EDUCATION: UK School Year Equivalent: Year 1

Favourite subject: Art

Challenges faced by children in Thailand
Children living in Thailand are often seen as commodities that can be sold into prostitution, used for drug trafficking or labourers. There are an estimated 35,000 street children and children who live in slums are targets of the drug rings.
Despite increased HIV awareness, infection rates are rising among the young people and particularly those in the south of the country. Around 2,000 children are born with HIV each year.

 

Rahel Sinta from Jakarta

Rahel is 6 years old and lives under the care of her parents. Her home duties include running errands, making beds. There are 4 children in the family. For fun Rahel likes cycling, dolls and skipping. She attends Sunday school & church regularly. Please remember Rahel in your prayers.

EDUCATION: UK School Year Equivalent: Year 2

Favourite subject: Reading

Challenges faced by children in Thailand
Of the 257 million inhabitants in Indonesia, almost one-third are under the age of 18.
An estimated 2.7 million Indonesian children are involved in some form of child labour – roughly half of these are under the age of 13. While most working children do manage to participate in some form of schooling, time spent engaged in education is limited and impacts their ability to reach their full potential.

 

Princess Jerce from the Philippines

Princess Jerce is 4 years old and lives under the care of her parents. Her home duties include running errands. There are 3 children in the family. For fun Jerce likes playing with dolls, playing house, playing hide and seek and drawing. She attends Sunday school & church. Please pray for Jerce.

Challenges faced by children in the Philippines
With many on low and unpredictable incomes, children are often called on to help support families. It’s estimated that there are 5,000 child labourers in the Philippines who provide a vital income for their families and consequently miss out on gaining the education that could really improve their situation in life. Malnutrition is another major issue in the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

Kharyl Mae from the Philippines

Kharyl is 5 years old and lives under the care of her parents. Her home duties include cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. For fun Kharyl likes drawing. She attends Sunday school & church regularly. Please remember Kharyl in your prayers.

Challenges faced by children in the Philippines
With many on low and unpredictable incomes, children are often called on to help support families. It’s estimated that there are 5,000 child labourers in the Philippines who provide a vital income for their families and consequently miss out on gaining the education that could really improve their situation in life. Malnutrition is another major issue in the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

Please pray for Ravindi, Sarntikorn, Rahel, Princess Jerce and Kharyl Mae. If you would like to write to them please speak to Robert for more details.