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Shashank Anuragi  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: February 13, 2009
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Chhatarpur Child Development Centre
  • Child ID: EI6050396
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Shashank lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include caring for animals and washing clothes. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.

Shashank is not presently attending school. Singing, playing with marbles and listening to music are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Shashank will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Shashank lives in the rural community of Chhatarpur, home to approximately 100,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have dirt floors. The primary ethnic groups are Chamar and Ahirwar and the most commonly spoken language is Hindi.

The regional diet consists of chicken, bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include typhoid, jaundice and water-borne diseases. Half of the adults in Chhatarpur are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community has electricity but needs improved sanitation, income-generating programs and awareness on the importance of education.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Chhatarpur Child Development Center to provide Shashank with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical checkups, sports, special celebrations, picnics, cultural programs, tuition and educational field trips. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education and Bible studies for the parents or guardians of Shashank.
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 Jablpur

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.