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Selvaraj Gayan Pradeep  

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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: December 16, 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Center: Madampe Student Center
  • Child ID: LK4020021
Gayan lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. Gayan works at home making beds and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.

Hide-and-seek is Gayan's favorite activity. In primary school his performance is below average and he also regularly attends Christian instruction.

Your love and support will help Gayan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Gayan lives on the plains of Madampe, home to approximately 7,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of rice.

Common health problems in this area include dengue fever and colds. Most adults in Madampe work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $94 per month. This community needs educational materials, employment opportunities, drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation centers and increased incomes.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Madampe Student Center to provide Gayan with Bible teaching, physical checkups, sports camps, hygiene and nutrition education, computer education activities, music and cultural dance classes, talent development and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide parenting programs and counseling for the parents or guardians of Gayan.
Sri Lanka is an island located just south of India in the Indian Ocean. The terrain is made up of low-lying plains, although there is a mountainous region in the southern part of the island. Because of the tropical location, Sri Lanka experiences an extremely rainy climate, with monsoons in the northeast from December to March and monsoons in the southwest from June to October.

The majority of Sri Lankans are Sinhalese, although a small percentage of the population is also made up of Moors and Tamil. Sinhala is the official language, the other national language being Tamil. Although English is used in the government, only 10% of the population speaks English. Buddhism is the dominant religion practiced by 69% of Sri Lankans, while a small minority practice Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. As Sri Lanka is located in close proximity to major shipping routes in the Indian Ocean, much of the economy consists of exporting goods. More than half of Sri Lanka's exports are textiles and garments. Many Sri Lankans work abroad, mainly in the Middle East.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the island was controlled first by the Portuguese and then the Dutch. Sri Lanka celebrated its independence in 1948 although at that time it was known as Ceylon; it was not known as Sri Lanka until 1972. Beginning in 1983, the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority fought an ethnic war that lasted for more than two decades. Efforts by Norway in 2002 to broker a peace agreement between the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in early 2008 were unsuccessful, and the conflict continued until May of 2009, when the government defeated the LTTE, finally bringing resolution to the longstanding unrest.

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Child's Location: Southeast of Chilaw

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
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  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
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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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