How Do We Teach the Children in Our Programs?

Our holistic child development model is central to our mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. And the curriculum standards we have put in place in all of our programs are key to achieving this goal. We have created a global curriculum to help develop children holistically—physically, spiritually, cognitively and socio-emotionally. It is designed to be nonacademic, similar to an after-school enrichment program. For example, instead of learning math, children learn how to apply mathematical skills.

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How is Our Child Sponsorship Program Different Than “Regular” Schooling?

Many sponsors have the misconception that Compassion runs schools. We do not. However, we do facilitate a holistic child development program that complements and supplements the school systems in the countries we work in.

Most children we serve attend government schools; however, some of our church partners do run their own schools. These schools are not affiliated with Compassion, but are the property of the church partners. In these circumstances, we run our own program parallel to what takes place in the school. This way, the children benefit from both the school activities as well as the sponsorship program.

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Child Development vs. Community Development

Some people ask why we focus on individual child development rather than focusing on community development.

Here’s the answer – straight from the mouth of Tony Neeves, our vice president of international development.

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Equipping the Church

An short video explaining how we work with the local church in the developing world to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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10 Questions With Scott Todd (Part II)

Yesterday, Scott introduced our Complementary Interventions (CIV) program, and today he discusses his goals for CIV. 6. So would you say that CIV benefits the churches? Absolutely. I believe that Complementary Interventions are one way we are equipping […]

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10 Questions With Scott Todd, Special Operations Director

This week we continue our 10 Questions series on Compassion’s holistic child development model with Brandy’s interview with Dr. Scott Todd, Special Operations Director for Compassion. Compassion’s Complementary Interventions (CIV) activities, […]

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10 Questions With Mike Hinckfoot (Part II)

Yesterday, Mike gave us a lesson on what Compassion’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) is about. Today, he talks about his vision for LDP. 6. What are the goals of the LDP for each student who graduates? The LDP is an outcome-driven ministry. […]

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10 Questions With Mike Hinckfoot, Leadership Development Ministry Director

This week we continue our 10 Questions series on Compassion’s holistic child development model with Brandy’s interview with Mike Hinckfoot, Compassion’s Leadership Development Ministry Director. Compassion’s Leadership Development Program […]

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10 Questions With Mark Peters (Part II)

Yesterday, Mark shared about what child sponsorship is through Compassion and how it has evolved over the past 55 years. Today, Mark answers the question “Why Compassion?” 6. There are a lot organizations who use child sponsorship to fight […]

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10 Questions With Mark Peters, Vice President of Ministry Integration & Innovation

This week we continue our 10 Questions series on Compassion’s holistic child development model with Brandy’s interview with Mark Peters, Compassion’s Vice President of Ministry Intergration & Innovation. The Child Sponsorship Program […]

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