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.Continue Reading ›
Holistic. Body, mind, heart and spirit. It makes all the difference in the world and this infographic will show you how.Continue Reading ›
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered if the child you support has multiple sponsors? We’ve found our approach to be transformational to every child and sponsor.
Having overcome poverty in her own life, National Director of Compassion Tanzania Agnes Hotay provides a unique perspective and understanding of what it takes for young girls in our program to do the same. For International Women’s Day, she shares some important ways we can invest in the leadership potential of young women in poverty.
At Compassion, we see some exceptional examples of love that inspire us and make smiling simply irresistible. This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We see love in…
Noah, a young boy in Ghana, felt like his chest was ripping. His heart wasn’t working properly and he needed God to make a way for him.
Christmas traditions vary from family to family as well as culture to culture! Travel the world with us as we explore unique, quirky and wonderful Christmas traditions across the globe!
The students of Elim Student Center in Taboso, Indonesia, share about the big Christmas celebration they have at the church every year, the gifts they received from their sponsors, and even what they would have brought baby Jesus if He had been born in Taboso. Their delightful stories are guaranteed to remind you why this really is one the most wonderful times of the year!