Andu's father beat his mother until she couldn't take it anymore and ran away. When Andu's father found out she was gone, he beat Andu until he was unconscious and sold him to a rock quarry. In the rock quarry, Andu was bullied and his meagre rations in the quarry were regularly stolen by bigger boys.
This starvation diet meant that when he was rescued, Andu was more malnourished than many of the children our field team rescues. After 2 months in The Sylom Children's Home, Andu began to make improvements in his health. He gained weight and started to get strong enough to do regular activities.
Today, Andu lives at The Sylom Children's Home, and has joined the other students in regular classes. Andu hopes to become a teacher, and he loves his science classes in particular. Someday, he'd like to go back to his village and reconcile with his father.
When you sponsor Andu, you take care of his needs for food and education. You'll get updates from time to time about how you've made a difference and learn about the significant things happening in his life.
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*The name used is a pseudonym to protect this child’s identity.