Who Has the Responsibility for Protecting Our Children?

Our mandate as child advocates is to ensure that all children within our care and those we interact with every day enjoy a loving and safe environment.

We are committed to protecting children from all forms of abuse and exploitation. Our board policy communicates this clearly by stating that: “Concern for children is the cornerstone upon which Compassion International has been built. We are opposed to all forms of abuse and exploitation and will do everything within our power to ensure that no harm comes to any child registered in our program due to his or her involvement in the ministry of Compassion International.”

Continue Reading ›

Child Sponsorship: Why Do Children Leave Our Program?

At only 5 years of age, Michelle had to say goodbye to one of the places she loves the most: her child development center.

Continue Reading ›

Child Sponsorship: How Do We Choose Which Children to Register?

No more than three children from the same family can be registered in our Child Sponsorship Program, though each country may choose to limit this to fewer children so they can help a larger number of families.

Continue Reading ›

Why Can’t I Communicate With My Sponsored Child Via Facebook?

Because we want you to have the best relationship possible with your sponsored child, and your questions are reasonable ones, we are currently considering a few technology-driven options to help you connect more directly with your child.

Continue Reading ›

Was My Sponsored Child Affected by That Crisis?

In a perfect world, here’s how the process would work:

Continue Reading ›

Highly Vulnerable Children: How Do We Help Them?

Our Highly Vulnerable Children initiative deals with poor children who find themselves in very critical conditions demanding special attention and assistance in order to survive.

Continue Reading ›

Does Giving Gifts to Our Sponsored Children Make a Difference?

One of my earliest lessons in the importance of our gifts came from Tausi (Tanzania). I began sponsoring her soon after her stated birth date (which later proved to be wrong, but…) and immediately sent a gift of $25.

Continue Reading ›

What Does Holistic Child Development Look Like?

Holistic child development has four aspects: physical, socio-emotional, economic and spiritual, and there are different issues that we have to grapple with when applying our child development model to the child survival and child sponsorship programs.

Continue Reading ›

Disaster Relief Kit: What’s Inside?

After a disaster occurs in one of our countries, we often raise money to help those affected. We do this to help provide things such as food and water, shelter, bedding, trauma counseling or medical treatment, among other needs. Many times we also send disaster relief kits.

Continue Reading ›

Child Sponsorship: What Happens When a Child Leaves the Program?

We’ve noticed variations of this question – Can I stay in contact with my child if he or she graduates or leaves the sponsorship program? – popping up in several of our posts about letter-writing. So we approached our contact center to help answer it.

Continue Reading ›