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Avinash Tirkey  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: June 30, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Parsapani Child Development Center
  • Child ID: EI5080176
    • Waiting: 305 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Avinash makes his home with his father and his mother. Gardening is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

For fun, Avinash enjoys swimming, hide-and-seek and running. He attends church activities regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Avinash will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Avinash lives in the rural community of Parsapani, home to approximately 45,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Oraon and the most commonly spoken language is Khumrukh.

The regional diet consists of beans, rice, chicken, fish and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, jaundice and waterborne diseases. Most adults in Parsapani are unemployed but some work in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs proper sanitation and vocational training centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Parsapani Child Development Center to provide Avinash with Bible teaching, health checkups, health education, sports, cultural programs, field trips, special celebrations, tutoring, educational materials and vocational training. The center staff will also provide Bible studies and health education for the parents or guardians of Avinash.
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.

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Child's Location: North of Raipur

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