Walsrang makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. 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, Walsrang participates in church activities. He is also in pre-school where his performance is average. Playing with friends is his favorite activity.
Because of your sponsorship, Walsrang will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Walsrang lives in the mountainous community of Tura, home to approximately 99,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors; wood, bamboo or brick walls; and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, malaria, dysentery, typhoid, respiratory illnesses, anemia and gastroenteritis. Most adults in Tura work as animal herders, fishermen, street vendors, subsistence farmers, market traders or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $16 per month. This community needs paved roads, income-generating programs and drug abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tura Child Development Center to provide Walsrang with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, group activities, special celebrations, community service opportunities 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: West of Shilong/East of Patna