Madhan lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for buying or selling in the market , caring for animals 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.
For fun, Madhan enjoys art, walking and playing ball games. He attends church activities and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in middle school where his performance is average.
Please remember Madhan in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Madhan lives on the plains of Shivanapura, home to approximately 9,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, potatoes, rice and raggi (lentils). Common health problems in this area include viral infections, malaria, skin diseases, tuberculosis and epilepsy. Most adults in Shivanapura work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community needs income-supplementing training, clean drinking water and basic sanitation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Marthoma Child Development Center to provide Madhan with Bible teaching, health education, nutritious food, medical checkups, field trips, tutoring, English classes, library use and craft training. The center staff will also provide meetings, vocational training, parenting skills training and health education for the parents or guardians of Madhan.
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: East of Bangalore