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B A Rashmi Dirgi Narthana  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: October 25, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Center: Daduru oya Child Development Program
  • Child ID: LK4060104
    • Waiting: 265 Days for a sponsor.
Narthana lives with her grandfather and her mother. Her duties at home include carrying water and gathering firewood. There are 3 children in the family. Her grandfather is not employed and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

For fun, Narthana enjoys art. She attends Christian instruction regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Your love and support will help Narthana to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Narthana lives on the plains of Dhaduru oya, home to approximately 9,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Sinhala and the most commonly spoken language is Sinhaleese.

The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include viral fevers, malaria and kidney disease. Most adults in Daduru oya work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $90 per month. This community needs schools, scholastic materials, committed teachers, income-generating opportunities and drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Daduru oya Child Sponsorship Program to provide Narthana with Bible teaching, nutritious meals, health screenings, music and art therapy, health education, personality development classes, vocational training, talent shows and special celebrations. Thirty percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they live to far from the school and they lack the economic resources.
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: Northeast of Chilaw

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