Through our Instagram photos, we strive to tell the stories of the children and families our programs serve. We not only want to share in their joys and hardships, but to celebrate their talents and personalities.
If you haven’t had a chance to join our community over on Instagram, here’s a recap of some of the beauty, joy and adorableness you would have found there this year.
10. June 29: Pearly Whites
Having healthy teeth is something many take for granted, but children in #poverty often experience oral disease and tooth decay. Proper hygiene is a crucial part of holistic child development – it means healthier individuals, increased likelihood for employment, and improved communities overall. These three cuties in #Ecuador proudly show their pearly whites as they brush their teeth together!
9. February 17: Letters to Remember
8. July 24: Budding Artist
Hector lives in poverty, but that hasn't stopped him from his passion for #painting. At 10 years old, he won a prestigious national #art contest. Hector is part of our program in #Mexico, which empowers the local church and his grandmother to help him continue to thrive and develop his God-given talents. We love Hector's paintings!
7. July 22: Swing Low
6. October 5: Walk This Way
Today is #WorldTeachersDay. Our #teachers, #tutors, #pastors, staff and #volunteers all around the world are the hands and feet of Jesus. They are at the center of what we do, and they directly and positively play a part in your sponsored child's story. Take a moment to pray for these teachers and to thank God for how they #encourage and #empower children!
5. October 28: Sleepyhead
When her husband left her, Marcos's mother felt hopeless. But she soon got involved with our Child Survival Program through her local church in #Guatemala. From #pregnancy to #toddler care, this program guided, mentored and loved Marcos's mother, showing her not only practical #skills but also the #love of Jesus. The Lord truly can reveal His blessings out of hard situations. Through the #love and #support of the local church and our center, these two lives have been changed!
4. November 17: Weight of the World*
In #WestBengal #India, Madhuri’s #preterm delivery had put her #baby girl on the edge of #survival. Little Sraboni weighed only 3 lbs, 12 ounces when she was born #prematurely. But a special developmental care called Kangaroo Mother Care, which Madhuri learned in our #ChildSurvival Program, saved Sraboni and helped her to gain weight and recover quickly. She's now a healthy #toddler who attends these regular health checkups that monitor her growth. They not only educate #moms about the importance of tracking their children’s height and weight, but also helps them understand if their kiddos are #healthy or #malnourished. #WorldPrematurityDay
3. July 20: Little Chickens
2. November 19: Bed Full o’ Babies
Our channel's been hijacked by the team at @CompassionAU! It's a Compassion Australia Instagram Takeover! #CompassionAUtakeover — The Child Survival Program: where you get to nap with your best friends. This floor full of sleepy babies in our program in #Ghana will definitely put a #smile on your face! Happy Thursday!
1. July 13: Prayers of a Child
This picture was hands down our favorite…and yours too. Because not only does it show the sweet fervent prayer of Nicholas and his friends, but it provided an opportunity for people to pray together for the children they have invested in through sponsorship. We got such an overwhelming response from our followers! Check out The Instagram Prayers of Sponsors to join in the prayers that were inspired by this photo.
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NOTE FROM EDITOR: This content honors Compassion’s historical work in India. While we no longer have an India sponsorship program, we are grateful for the lives changed and meaningful work achieved through our sponsors and donors in our nearly 50 years there. For a detailed explanation of the end of our sponsorship program in India, please visit: compassion.com/india-update.