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W P Hashini Maleesha Idumini Fernando  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: June 3, 2005
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Center: Madampe Student Center
  • Child ID: LK4020100
    • Waiting: 390 Days for a sponsor.
Hashini lives with her grandfather and her grandmother. At home, duties include gardening, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. Her grandfather is not employed and her grandmother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Hashini participates in Christian instruction. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing jacks is her favorite activity.

Please remember Hashini in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Hashini 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 Hashini 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 Hashini.
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

A credit card is required to sponsor this child because this child has been waiting 390 days for a sponsor. Please make a difference in the life of this child who has been anxiously waiting for a sponsor

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