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Abdul Salam  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: July 16, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: DC Poorva UP Bal Vikas Kendra
  • Child ID: IN9870085
    • Waiting: 317 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Abdul lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, buying or selling in the market and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.

For fun, Abdul enjoys art, walking and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Your love and support will help Abdul to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Abdul lives in the hillside community of Anandnagar Pharenda, home to approximately 5,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud or brick walls and cement or tile roofs. The primary ethnic group and most commonly spoken language is Bhojpuri.

The regional diet consists of bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, malaria, viral infections, tuberculosis and Kala-azar (parasitic disease). Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community needs safe drinking water, improved sanitation, school supplies, adult literacy programs and vocational skills training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of DC Poorva UP Bal Vikas Kendra to provide Abdul with Bible studies, health screenings, nutritious food, sports, talent development, group games, tutoring, educational materials, school fees, uniforms, field trips and leadership training. The center staff will also provide family counseling, monthly meetings and adult education classes for the parents or guardians of Abdul.
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 Allahabad

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