Raushan makes his home with his uncle. Carrying water, washing clothes and making beds are his household duties. His uncle is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
Soccer, playing with marbles and hide-and-seek are Raushan's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.
Your love and support will help Raushan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Raushan lives in the community of Amara Talab, home to approximately 10,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bhojpur and the most commonly spoken language is Bhojpuri.
The regional diet consists of beans, bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, malaria, tuberculosis and asthma. Half of the adults in Amara Talab are unemployed but some work as day laborers in stone quarries and earn the equivalent of $26 per month. This community needs proper sanitation, adult education and social discrimination awareness programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Shishu Kalya Kendra Home to provide Raushan with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical screening, hygiene supplies, group games, field trips, talent shows, community service opportunities, tutoring and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Raushan.
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: Southwest of Patna