Naveena makes her home with her father and her mother. Buying or selling in the market , helping in the kitchen and running errands are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Naveena participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. She is also in high school where her performance is average. Singing, art and walking are her favorite activities.
Please remember Naveena in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Naveena lives on the plains of Jangamakote, home to approximately 17,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mathikar and the most commonly spoken languages are Telgu and Kannada.
The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include skin disease, respiratory illnesses, fevers, colds, malaria and dysentery. Most adults in Jangamakote work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $69 per month. This community needs potable water, employment opportunities and an improved education system.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Christu Jyothi Child Development Center to provide Naveena with Bible teaching, medical care, nutritious food, hygiene supplies, social events, recreational activities, opportunities for community service, cultural programs, leadership training and formal education. The center staff will also provide Bible studies, meetings and educational workshops for the parents or guardians of Naveena.
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: Northeast of Bangalore