Rohit lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include buying or selling in the market. There are 5 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
For fun, Rohit enjoys hide-and-seek and playing group games. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Please remember Rohit in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Rohit lives on the plains of Alamkani, Fathekani, home to approximately 22,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Jatava, Chamar and Bangir. The most commonly spoken languages are Hindi and Urdu.
The regional diet consists of maize, bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, diarrhea and malaria. Half of the adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community needs proper water facilities, paved roads, vocational training centers, qualified teachers, employment opportunities and substance abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Vidhya Niketan Child Development Center to provide Rohit with Bible teaching, health checkups, meals, hygiene supplies, games, tuition, school uniforms and computer education. The center staff will also provide health education and child labor awareness programs for the parents or guardians of Rohit.
India, the world's largest democracy, has a tropical climate in the south and a more temperate climate in the north. The cool season is from November to March; the dry, hot season is from March to June; and the weather is hot and rainy the rest of the year.
In southern India, languages spoken are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. In this region Christianity dates back to the first century when St. Thomas the apostle landed in Kerala and established a church there. He was eventually martyred in Chennai, where Compassion's southern office is located.
India is home to one of the world's oldest urban civilizations, dating to about 3500 B.C. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., and soon after came the Aryan invasion and the gradual establishment of Aryan rule. In 1192, Arabs invaded, bringing with them the Islamic faith. British influence came with trading companies in the 1600s. British rule over India was established in 1757 and lasted until 1947, when a peaceful independence movement, made famous by Mohandas Gandhi, achieved its goal. The country now has a federal republic, and Pratibha Patil was elected the first female president of India in 2007.
India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. The country has capitalized on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and workers.
Map of India
Child's Location: Southeast of Delhi