In his home, Jain helps by buying or selling in the market , gardening and washing clothes. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Jain enjoys art, walking and playing ball games. He attends church activities and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Jain to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Jain lives on the plains of Palliyadi, home to approximately 155,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Adi Dravidian and the most commonly spoken language is Tamil.
The regional diet consists of bananas, fish, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include anemia, malnutrition, dysentery and viral fevers. Most adults in Palliyadi are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs skills training, scholastic materials and alcohol abuse rehabilitation programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Palliyadi Child Development Center to provide Jain with Bible teaching, health checkups, nutritious food, immunizations, special celebrations, health education, field trips, community service opportunities, leadership training, skills training and tutoring. The center staff will also provide meetings, health checkups and literacy programs for the parents or guardians of Jain.
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: Southeast of Trivandrum