Aba will be joining the House of Joy family in May 2013. He will be 5 years old and entering kindergarten. Aba’s father is an alcoholic/drug addict and was arrested for possession of heroin, just before aba’s older sister, Wanida (who already lives at the House of Joy) applied for him to come. Aba is the youngest of 5 children and his mother is not a stable caregiver who will leave the children periodically when she is overwhelmed. Aba is a bright child and, when we interviewed him, he said that he loves to build houses and hide motorcycles. He also loves to go fishing and hunting birds. When he grows up, he wants to be a soldier.
Piyathep will be joining the House of Joy family in May 2013. He will be 10 years old and entering 5th grade. When Piyathep was an infant, his father brought home a minor wife and was mistreating his mother, so his mom left with her three children. Piyathep has never seen his father, but says he wishes to meet him someday. After they left, the family had no home so the mother’s relatives allowed them to live in a tiny bamboo hut normally used for storing rice. After that, she came down the mountain to work at a tea plantation. She and the three kids were living in a cramped worker’s dormitory room. As a migrant worker, she constantly has to move to find work which causes a gap in the children’s education. Piyathep’s favorite subject is social studies. When he grows up, he wants to be a soldier so he can help other people. Piyathep is a quiet, honest child with a heartwarming lisp and grin.
Sponsorship With AKHA Outreach Foundation
Each child needs a $120/month, but all amounts of contributions are accepted.
100% goes directly toward operating expenses for the organization.
To sign up for sponsorship, visit AkhaOutreach.org/sponsor! (All donations are tax deductible.)
Connect with your child
Being a sponsor is an interactive experience. Twice a year, you will receive personal letters from your child, along with a recent picture of him/her. In addition, you’ll receive emailed prayer letters.
Our children’s home was established in 2001 and is a home for 81 orphaned, abandoned and at-risk Akha children in Northern Thailand. We provide for their physical, educational and emotional needs while seeking to cultivate within them a love for God and a passion for serving others, especially their own people.