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Athitiya Paul  

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  • Age: 12
  • Birthday: December 2, 2002
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: ECI Child Development Center
  • Child ID: IN9150044
    • Waiting: 322 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Athitiya lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include buying or selling in the market , running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

Art, walking and hide-and-seek are Athitiya's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.

Because of your sponsorship, Athitiya will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Athitiya lives on the plains of Unchamala, home to approximately 14,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Choudhari and Gamit tribes and the most commonly spoken languages are Gamit and Gujarati.

The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, bread and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, sickle cell and malaria. Most adults in Unchamala work as day laborers or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $54 per month. This community needs clean drinking water, vocational training centers, food, medical treatment and clothes.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of ECI Child Development Center to provide Athitiya with Bible teaching, medical screenings, hygiene and nutrition education, special celebrations, community service opportunities, nutritious food, field trips, tutoring and livelihood skills training. The center staff will also provide adult literacy classes, meetings, home visits and income-generating programs for the parents or guardians of Athitiya.
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 Mumbai

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