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C Yijaya Ragavan  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: June 7, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Vallioor Child Development Center
  • Child ID: IN6060326
    • Waiting: 230 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Ragavan helps by carrying water, gardening and cleaning. He lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Ragavan participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in vocational training where his performance is average. Singing, art and playing ball games are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Ragavan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Ragavan lives on the plains of Vallioor, home to approximately 99,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Adi Dravidar and the most commonly spoken language is Tamil.

The regional diet consists of rice, fish, eggs, potatoes and chicken. Common health problems in this area include fevers, waterborne diseases, chicken pox, malaria and diarrhea. Most adults in Vallioor work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $106 per month. This community has electricity available but needs improved sanitation, vocational training and scholastic materials.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Vallioor Child Development Center to provide Ragavan with Bible studies, medical and dental checkups, health education, school uniforms, special celebrations, field trips, community service opportunities, life skills training and tutoring. The center staff will also provide meetings and fellowship for the parents or guardians of Ragavan.
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: Southeast of Trivandrum

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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