In his home, Subrajit helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.
For fun, Subrajit enjoys singing, art and playing ball games. He attends Bible class regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Subrajit to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Subrajit lives in the community of Jadavpur, home to approximately 650,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bengali and the most commonly spoken languages are Hindi and Bengali.
The regional diet consists of rice, potatoes, chicken, goat bread and beef. Common health problems in this area include malaria, dengue, dysentery and Chikungunya (mosquito-borne disease). Half the adults in Jadavpur are unemployed but some work as taxi drivers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs proper sanitation, scholastic materials, vocational training and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Emmanuel School to provide Subrajit with Bible studies, medical checkups, health education, vaccinations, hygiene supplies, nutritious meals, HIV/AIDS awareness programs, sports, life skills training, tutoring, field trips and tuition. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Subrajit.
Compassion opened its East India office in July of 2002 in Kolkata, (formerly Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal. Kolkata is located on India's east coast just above the Bay of Bengal near the Ganges River. Kolkata has a tropical climate. The office serves children in the states of West Bengal: Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, and Mizoram.
The aforementioned states, once the cradle of rich ancient Indian civilizations, are now among the poorest in the country. A large percentage of the population in this area is tribal and poor. The main religions are Hinduism and animism. The languages spoken in these areas are Odiya (formerly Oriya), Bengali, Chattisgarhi, Nepali, Mizo, and many tribal dialects and Hindi. This part of India is so resistant to the gospel that evangelists call it the "Graveyard Of Missions."
The people of India have had a civilization since 2500 B.C., when the inhabitants of the Indus River valley developed an urban culture based on commerce and sustained by agricultural trade. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., probably due to ecological changes. Soon after, India succumbed to British rule for nearly two centuries before Mohandas Gandhi and other native Indians led peaceful protests to gain independence. British rule over India lasted until 1947. Since then, political instability, religious violence and tense relations with its Pakistani neighbors have troubled this beautiful part of the country.
Map of India
Child's Location: South of Kolkata