Vanlalnghaka lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.
Vanlalnghaka is not presently attending school. Playing with marbles, hide-and-seek and running are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Your love and support will help Vanlalnghaka to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Vanlalnghaka lives in the mountainous community of Khawdungsei, home to approximately 2,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors, wood or tin walls and thatched or tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Lushai, Paita and Hmar and the most commonly spoken language is Mizo.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include waterborne diseases, malaria and tuberculosis. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $22 per month. This community needs improved sanitation and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Khawdungsei Child Development Center to provide Vanlalnghaka with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, picnics, birthday celebrations, community service opportunities, tuition, tutoring, scholastic materials and skills development programs.
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: Southeast of Patna/southeast of Aizawl