January 1, 2010
Gowri lives with his parents and his sister in a one-room brick house in Bobbili, India. He is in grade two at Tarakarama Elementary School and his best subject is Telugu. His favourite activity is playing games, especially a local game called 'kabadi', with his friends. Gowri's father is a daily-wage labourer and is unable to earn enough income to provide the basic needs of the family. At home, Gowri helps with small household chores. He thinks he would like to become a teacher when he grows up. At the Nellore Sponsor Site, the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod provide children with educational, nutritional, and health care support. They also assist school dropouts and those living with HIV/AIDS and special needs.
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