Prokit lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Prokit participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is above average. Soccer and running are his favorite activities.
Your care and consistent sponsorship are especially important to Prokit because he is crippled in one leg. Thank you for your love and prayers.
Prokit lives on the plains of Dhekiajuli, home to approximately 30,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Bodos and Adivasi tribes and the most commonly spoken languages are Assameese, Bengali and Hindi.
The regional diet consists of chicken, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and gastritis. Most adults in Dhekiajuli work as day laborers or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, income-generating programs and awareness on the importance of education.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Dhekiajuli Child Development Center to provide Prokit with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, picnics, special celebrations, community service opportunities, skills development programs, educational materials and tutoring. The center staff will also provide Bible studies and HIV/AIDS awareness programs for the parents or guardians of Prokit.
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 Guwahati