Elishala Prabhu makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, buying or selling in the market and cleaning are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 3 children in the family.
Singing, art and walking are Elishala Prabhu's favorite activities. In vocational training his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities, Bible class and camp.
Please remember Elishala Prabhu in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Elishala Prabhu lives on the plains of Peddamupparam, home to approximately 7,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have thatch or tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mala and the most commonly spoken language is Telugu.
The regional diet consists of chicken, goat, potatoes, rice, bananas, fish and beans. A common health problem in this area is malnutrition. Most of the adults in Peddamupparam work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $55 a month. This community needs literacy programs and proper sanitation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff at John Samuel Memorial Child Development Center to provide Elishala Prabhu with Bible teaching, medical exams, health and hygiene education, recreational activities, life skills training, academic support and vocational workshops. The center staff will also provide gospel meetings and workshops for the parents or guardians of Elishala Prabhu.
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: Northwest of Vijayawada