Kids Around the World: Games Children Play in Asia

Four children in matching button-up shirts with brightly colored geoemetric patterns are playing a game where they walk on halved coconut shells, which are attached to ropes that they are holding with their hands.

Games are an important part of Compassion’s holistic child development model. They encourage children to have fun and be active, as well as teach life skills like teamwork, communication, self-confidence, and respect. The games children play at Compassion child development centers across Asia vary from country to country. So let’s look at a few of them.

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25 Powerful Photos of Children’s Rooms That Will Move You

poses with her children in their bedroom.

Step into the homes of 25 children who live in poverty. Whether it’s a corner of a domed traditional home, a simple hammock, or a private space created by a curtain partition, each of these children’s rooms offers precious insight into their daily lives.

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A group of women standing on the back of a truck, wearing their Akha traditional custom dress and hats, holding colorful balloons and smiling.

Facts About Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Thailand – known as the land of smiles – is a beautiful country found in Southeast Asia. Today we would love to share some fun facts about Thailand with you – facts that will help you understand the culture and traditions of the remarkable country where nearly 60,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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Facts About Sri Lanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island nation off the southeast coast of India. Here are some interesting facts about Sri Lanka that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions in a country that is home to over 10,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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Jasper is sitting on a blue table using his feet to color in a coloring book. Jasper is wearing a white shirt and gray and white striped shorts. There is a calendar on the wall to one side of him. Behind him is his bed and there is a fan blowing on him.

20 Photos That Capture How Awesome Children Are

The world feels a little wild at the moment, the future unknown. Yet every day I see stories about society’s smallest and most vulnerable members — children — who are facing extreme challenges with their heads up and their shoulders back.

Children — those funny, remarkable, resilient and surprising people — are one-third of our population and all of our future. If you need some hope today, here are 20 reminders that children are precious, and the future is in good hands.

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Group of children, posing for a photo. There are buildings and more people along a tall wall, fence in the background.

Facts About the Philippines: Pearl of the Orient Seas

The Philippines is a beautiful country found on an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Vietnam. Consisting of over 7,000 islands and islets, the Philippines boasts cultural and biological diversity. There is great need in the Philippines, but there are also amazing cultures and traditions to learn about. Today, we’d love to share some fun facts with you about the Philippines — the home of over 94,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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Happy, smiling, laughing children, boys and girls, males, females run outside in the grass surrounded by tropical, palm trees wearing blue, yellow shirts, white shorts, blue and white dress.

Facts About Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

Indonesia is a stunning country found on the archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Made of about 17,500 islands, Indonesia has unique geography. These fun facts about Indonesia will give you a deeper insight into the culture and traditions of this country where over 150,000 Compassion-assisted children live!

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A young girl wearing a pink shirt holds a dish and looks at the camera. She is in her family's kitchen, which has bamboo walls and a shelf of organized dishes.

Kitchens Around the World: 10 Fascinating Photos

These photos of kitchens around the world say more than words ever could.

Every kitchen tells a story. From Latin America to Asia and Africa, these intimate images captured by Compassion’s photojournalists show the remarkable ways that families —usually women and children — cook their food, gather with loved ones to eat it, and keep their kitchens organized.

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Facts About Bangladesh: A Country Rich in Folklore and Culture

Bangladesh is a country full of green hills, coursing rivers, delicious food and vibrant storytelling. Keep reading for more fun facts about the country and people of Bangladesh. You will learn some fun trivia and gain a deeper understanding of the amazing culture where over 37,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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Compassion Alumni on the Impact of Sponsorship

There are a lot of opinions about sponsorship — from your pastor encouraging you to sponsor a child, to your co-worker who thinks it’s a scam, to our invitations to sponsor, and everything in between!

But what do those who were sponsored as children think of child sponsorship? We caught up with five alumni of Compassion’s program to get their reflections on the impact of sponsorship.

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Julius is wearing a black shirt and a navy hat. He is holding two fish. In front of him are fish on a bucket that he will sell in his neighborhood. Behind him are trees.

Give a Man a Fish Cooler …

Father of three, Julius, lost his job as a minibus driver due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. He began buying and selling freshly caught fish instead. But without a freezer, he could only purchase a small amount of fish or risk them spoiling. A financial gift from Compassion’s church partner provided him with a cooler, boosting his business and income.

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The Bangladeshi MacGyver Turning Trash Into Robots

Ever since he was 6 years old, Sanjoy has wandered junkyards in open-mouthed wonder. Eyes narrowed in concentration, he expertly sifts through the trash, seeking out discarded metal and spare parts to use for his inventions. Today, his friends think of him as Bangladesh’s version of TV action hero MacGyver, always ready with a creative solution to a problem using the tools at hand.

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