Sindhu lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, buying or selling in the market and gardening. There are 2 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.
Soccer, art and walking are Sindhu's favorite activities. In college his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School.
Please remember Sindhu in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Sindhu lives in the hillside community of Arogyavaram, home to approximately 14,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and concrete roofs. The primary ethnic group is Adi Dravida and the most commonly spoken language is Telugu.
The regional diet consists of spinach, fish, rice and raggi (porridge). Common health problems in this area include malaria, bronchial illnesses and viral fevers. Most adults in Arogyavaram work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $74 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs educational motivation, employment opportunities and alcohol abuse rehabilitation programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Arogyavaram Student Center to provide Sindhu with Bible teaching, medical screenings, hygiene education, special celebrations, counseling, tuition, vocational skills training and educational classes. The center staff will also provide income-supplementing programs, vocational training and spiritual seminars for the parents or guardians of Sindhu.
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 Vijayawada