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Mallesh Venkatesh  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: May 5, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Sneha Jyothi Child Development Center
  • Child ID: IN3720323
    • Waiting: 361 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Mallesh lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for buying or selling in the market and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Mallesh participates in church activities and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Walking, playing ball games and reading are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Mallesh will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Mallesh lives on the plains of Sidlaghatta, home to approximately 49,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement. The primary ethnic group is Dravidian and the most commonly spoken languages are Kannada, Urdu and Telugu.

The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, malnutrition, tuberculosis, vitamin deficiencies and skin diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $22 per month. This community needs proper sanitation and vocational skills training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sneha Jyothi Child Development Center to provide Mallesh with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, health and hygiene education, field trips, leadership training, volunteer opportunities, tutoring and academic support. The center staff will also provide meetings, literacy programs, health education and parenting skills training for the parents or guardians of Mallesh.
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.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Bangalore

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