How To Empower a Child

The framework of donor as hero and the poor as thankful charity cases can do long-term damage. It subtly whispers to a person in poverty, “The donors are special; they have the power. You’re poor and different from them.” This can create a mindset of dependency that says, “I can’t do it myself; I’m dependent on someone else to do things for me.”

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What is Partnership?

Partnership is at the center of what we do at Compassion — we not only partner with you, our sponsors and donors, but also with the local church around the world. So it’s worth understanding what we mean by partnership and how we do it.

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Empowerment: What Does It Really Mean?

Empowerment is defined by the World Bank as “the process of enhancing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices … (that lead) to desired actions and outcomes.” At Compassion, discussions on the concept of “empowerment” are not new; but in practice, how evident is empowerment in our management behavior?

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Thankful for Summer

I can’t help but long for summer. I can’t wait for long drives with the windows down, cookouts with friends at a local park, and nice refreshing afternoons spent in a pool.

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Complacent Christianity Never Achieves Anything

As our ministry works to build on a culture of trust, oneness, empowerment and a pursuit of excellence in everything we do, who do you think is working against us? That’s why it’s so important that we do not fall into complacent Christianity. Instead, we need to be cognizant Christians.

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Tending a Kitchen Garden: Lessons From a Child Survival Program Mom

What does a kitchen garden have to do with increasing the chance a child lives to see age five? Kitchen gardens are a part of the “empowerment training” that moms and caregivers receive at the Kawangware Child Survival Program (KEC28), and […]

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Empowering Moms With Charcoal Dust and Dirt

One of the ways that the Child Survival Program empowers mothers is by offering literacy and economic training to help them better provide for their families. Jackline is a mom at the Kawangware Child Survival Program which is part of the Kawangare […]

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People Living With HIV or AIDS

Sitting in the humid air inside a tent, listening to the palm leaves sway and the support poles creak, and with her hand clasped on her cheek, Zainabu can still hear the words ringing in her head: “You have been tested positive for human immunodeficiency […]

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