New Delhi

New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India. The executive, legislative and judiciary branches of the government are located in New Delhi. With strengths in the arts, entertainment, fashion and finance, New Delhi is on many lists as a city to visit and explore.

India

Semi-urban Regions

  • India’s towns like this one are quickly growing into major urban centers. India’s towns like this one are quickly growing into major urban centers.
  • Children in the Compassion program have the opportunity to grow in every way: mind, body, heart and spirit. Children in the Compassion program have the opportunity to grow in every way: mind, body, heart and spirit.
  • Education is vital for a child to escape poverty. Sponsored children receive educational support and hope for a better future. Education is vital for a child to escape poverty. Sponsored children receive educational support and hope for a better future.
  • The Compassion center is a warm and accepting environment where children have the opportunity to grow and learn. The Compassion center is a warm and accepting environment where children have the opportunity to grow and learn.
  • Parents frequently uproot their children and migrate to other areas for work. Parents frequently uproot their children and migrate to other areas for work.
  • At their Compassion center, these teens are engaged in a lively debate. At their Compassion center, these teens are engaged in a lively debate.
  • Often, girls in this region do not attend school, instead doing household chores and taking care of younger siblings. Often, girls in this region do not attend school, instead doing household chores and taking care of younger siblings.
 
INDIA OVERVIEW

Population

1,236,344,631

Religion

Hindu

Weather

 
A Glimpse of Poverty in India's Semi-urban Regions India Overview
  • Although life is more advanced in India’s towns than in the rural villages, impoverished semi-urban children still face many challenges.
  • Typically, poor parents are landless laborers, called coolies, and daily wage earners. They rarely make enough money to cover their families’ basic needs.
  • Agricultural work is seasonal, so families often migrate to other areas in search of work after each harvest.
  • Uneducated themselves, parents do not encourage their children to attend school. Rather, from an early age, children are expected to work.
  • Children also commonly are malnourished, and the widespread lack of adequate sanitation puts their well-being at risk. When children get sick, parents tend to take them to witch doctors rather than to a medical clinic.
  • Children in India’s towns are vulnerable to abuse when left alone at home or sent to work for unscrupulous business owners.
COMMUNITY
India Community
Issues and Concerns
  • People in India’s towns come from varying backgrounds and cultures, and the complicated caste system is particularly pronounced. People born into low castes are scorned and discriminated against by those of higher castes.
  • Alcohol abuse is common, yet few rehabilitation programs exist.
  • Although towns offer more job opportunities than villages, unemployment and underemployment are widespread.
  • Many families are unable to provide for their children’s basic needs.
Local Needs and Challenges

Nutrition

Limited diets and poor nutrition hinder physical and mental development.

Health

Common health problems include skin diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.

Utilities

Basic necessities such as running water, sanitation, electricity, and access to health care facilities are sometimes unavailable.

EDUCATION
India education
Schools and Education
  • The Indian government provides free public education for children up to age 14, consisting of five years of primary education, three years of middle school, two years of lower secondary school and two years of higher secondary school.
  • Children usually start their education at age 6.
  • The majority of primary school-age Indian children are enrolled in school, although many, especially girls, do not attend regularly.
  • Despite access to free education through the lower secondary level, about a fifth of children don’t attend school.
At the Compassion Child Development Center

In India’s towns, Compassion partners with local worship centers to meet the needs of children who are truly the poorest of the poor.

At their partner-based Compassion centers, children enjoy regular, nutritious meals.

They are also provided the tuition, uniforms and supplies they need to attend school. Extra tutoring at the center ensures that children excel academically.

Regular medical checkups and assistance are also provided.

Awareness training programs also help protect them from child abuse.

Center staff spend quality time with the children, encouraging them spiritually and providing the love and guidance they might be lacking at home.

For caregivers, centers conduct programs to help them develop healthy family relationships and parenting practices.

Centers also help parents access locally available resources to help improve their lives and raise healthy, happy children.

What Compassion Sponsorship Provides

In partnership with local worship centers, Compassion is bringing help and hope to children in need in India’s semi-urban regions, providing them with:

  • regular nutritious meals and snacks
  • health checkups and medical care as needed
  • the support needed to attend school
  • health and hygiene training
  • access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children