November 11, 2008
Ashwin lives with his parents in a three-room brick house in Wayanad, India. He is in grade three at the government school and his favourite subject is Malayalam. He enjoys drawing pictures and playing football with his friends. At home, he is responsible for collecting firewood for his family. Ashwin's parents are daily-wage labourers, struggling to provide the basic needs of their family. Ashwin would like to become a driver when he grows up. At the Bangalore Sponsor Site, sponsorship provides children with educational, medical and nutritional support. The Good Shepherd Sisters work with street children and children living in urban slums to meet their basic needs and to help them be reintegrated into the community.