Research Shows: Child Sponsorship Through Compassion Works

Research shows that children who participated in Compassion’s holistic child development through sponsorship program stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaried or white-collar employment and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in our program.

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Why Holistic Child Development?

Holistic. Body, mind, heart and spirit. It makes all the difference in the world and this infographic will show you how.

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This Is How Grace Lives Without Limits

Many in Grace’s community saw her disabilities as a curse and even suggested to take her life. But her mother would go to great lengths to ensure she was safe, loved and could live without limits.

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This Is What Happens When Child Sponsorship Equips Pastors

Pastors from our local church partners around the world share seven surprising things your support makes possible and the lasting impact they are able to make when they are equipped by child sponsorship.

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The Lasting Impact One Church Made in a War-torn Community

In the wake of war brought on by Joseph Kony and the LRA, this village in Uganda was left in devastation and great need. Until the church, in partnership with Compassion, stepped in to transform their community.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: Adun and His Church Gather to Praise God

Adun shares how he prayed and clung to his faith during the two weeks of being trapped in the flooded cave system at a special service last Sunday at the Compassion partner church he attends.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: Parents of Rescued Compassion-Sponsored Student Say “Thank You”

The 12-boy soccer team and their coach that were rescued from the flooded cave in Thailand have headed home from the hospital! Learn more about Compassion-sponsored student Adun and hear from his parents as we continue to pray for their recovery.

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Sponsored Children Cheer on Their Favorite Teams in the World Cup

Soccer has the power to change lives. That’s one of the many reasons why the children you sponsor are all getting so excited for the World Cup!

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3 Things Paving My Way to Be an Aviation Mechanic

I’m Gabriela and I’m 17 years old. I am currently studying for a technical high school degree in aviation mechanics. I never thought this could be possible. Where I’m from, becoming an aviation mechanic is known as a career for men instead of women, and technical courses aren’t normally affordable for families like mine.

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Thank You Teachers for Inspiring Me to Be My Best

You saw me every day. You saw who I really was in spite of appearances, abilities and economic status. You saw who I could become.

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25 Beautiful Photos of the World’s Favorite Transportation

There are more than a billion bicycles in the world. Used for sport, work and regular old transportation. In the impoverished communities in which we work, a bicycle can mean so much more than just that thing that gets you from point A to point B. Bicycles are sometimes the catalyst for a little hope.

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A Staggering Drop in Malaria Deaths in Just One Year

Imagine a plague of tiny insects running wild in your community, biting children in their beds while they sleep. Imagine each bite poisoning their blood with deadly parasites. Imagine one child every 30 seconds dying of malaria. Then imagine stopping this killer disease. In one community in West Africa, it was done.

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How One Church Is Winning the Fight Against the Sex Trade in Thailand With Soccer

At all hours of the day or night, young boys will exchange their lunch money for time in front of a computer. Captivated by the online games, they are not unlike addicts — unable and unwilling to cut the ties to the only escape they have from their challenging lives in the slums. But the game parlors hide a sinister and dangerous secret. These always-open, unsupervised establishments full of impoverished children make prime target areas for recruiters looking to pull boys and young men into the sex trade.

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Their Amazing Love Helps Boy With Cerebral Palsy to Be Happy and Thrive

David was born with cerebral palsy and requires extensive care. Today, he is thriving thanks to the exceptional love of his grandmother, his sponsor and Compassion tutors.

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