Jangyaseri lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. Jangyaseri works at home running errands. There are 3 children in the family.
Playing house, playing with dolls and hide-and-seek are Jangyaseri's favorite activities. In pre-school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Your love and support will help Jangyaseri to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Jangyaseri lives in the rural community of Goudakateni, home to approximately 25,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Gauda, Chasa, Domb and Harijan and the most commonly spoken language is Oriya.
The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include waterborne diseases. Most adults in Goudakateni are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs proper roads, vocational training, adult literacy programs and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jeevan Jyoti Child Development Center to provide Jangyaseri with Bible teaching, health checkups, health and sanitation education, sports, cultural programs, field trips, special celebrations and tuition. The center staff will also provide income-generating activities for the parents or guardians of Jangyaseri.
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: Northwest of Bhubaneshwar