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Giri Samyya Godamwar  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: October 19, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Shalom Child Development Center
  • Child ID: IN8870045
    • Waiting: 354 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Giri helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. 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, Giri enjoys playing with friends. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Please remember Giri in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Giri lives in the jungle community of Madia Tola, Allapalli, home to approximately 30,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have brick walls. The primary ethnic groups are Gond, Madia and Hindi and the most commonly spoken languages are Gondi and Madia.

The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis and malaria. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community needs clean drinking water, improved sanitation, vocational education, nutritious food and income-generating activities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Shalom Child Development Center to provide Giri with Bible teaching, health screenings, medical checkups, immunizations, field trips, special celebrations, group games, talent competitions, tutoring, school fees, school attendance support and school supplies. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, income-generating programs and skills training for the parents or guardians of Giri.
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 Nagpur

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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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