Tulong lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Tulong enjoys playing with marbles, walking and running. He attends church activities regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Tulong to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Tulong lives in the hillside community of Nongtham, home to approximately 4,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood, mud or bamboo walls and tin or wood roofs. The primary ethnic group is Chamchang and the most commonly spoken languages are Jugli, Mosang, Ronrang, Sankey, Moklom, Lorigri and Mungray.
The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, fish, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, parasitic infections, hepatitis, enteric fever, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, anemia and respiratory diseases. Most adults work as day laborers, in domestic service or as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $32 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nongtham Child Development Center to provide Tulong with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, picnics, special celebrations, tutoring, handicraft training and educational materials. The center staff will also provide income-generating activities for the parents or guardians of Tulong.
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: Northeast of Patna/Northeast of Itanagar