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A future for street kids

According to UN stats, there are up to 150 million children worldwide living on the streets today. Some have had no choice. They were orphaned, abandoned or disowned by their parents. Some have faced war or natural disasters and have no home to return to. Others have opted to brave the dangers of street life […]

date: January 31, 2014
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Saying no to child marriage

The thirteenth year of a girl’s life should be a time of dreams, hope and excitement. She’s somewhere between childhood and adulthood, learning to figure out life, engaging in friendships, working on her studies. It’s certainly not the time to get married. But for many girls in rural Bangladesh, this is exactly what happens. Parents […]

date: January 14, 2014
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Finding true love in a place of war

It’s my first time on African soil, but I feel strangely at home. Maybe it’s because home is where the heart is, and part of my heart is etched here in pen and ink. I’ve been writing to my sponsored child in Uganda for the last five years, and I’m eager to experience a piece […]

date: October 14, 2013
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How teaching a girl saved a life

Bernice Djangmah may be just twelve years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from making big plans. Bernice was registered with Compassion in New Ningo, Ghana when she was just eight. In New Ningo, success is determined by how many sons a family has. A woman who gives her husband only daughters may be sent […]

date: October 11, 2013
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How does Compassion help girls through the challenges they face?

Just like boys in Compassion’s sponsorship program, girls in the developing world face enormous challenges in rising out of poverty. But the types of problems girls face are sometimes quite different from boys. One of the largest challenges girls face is early pregnancy. In many of the communities where we minister, girls have their first […]

date: October 7, 2013
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How does Compassion help boys through the challenges they face?

The children in Compassion’s sponsorship program face a lot of problems that are hard to imagine—things like abuse, pressure to drop out of school, and pressure to give up on their future. There are some challenges that are especially a threat for boys. Despite the great diversity in the daily lives of boys living in […]

date: October 4, 2013
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Does sponsorship encourage paternalism and dependency?

We’ve been exploring whether or not sponsorship is ethical or exploitive. One concern some have is whether sponsorship reinforces a paternalistic relationship with Low and Middle Income Countries and creates dependency in children. What is paternalism? When many people talk about paternalism in aid, they mean a top-down approach to helping others: those with the resources […]

date: September 24, 2013
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Is using a child to raise funds exploitive?

As you may have read, the verdict is in—Compassion’s child sponsorship really works! For some, a follow-up question to whether or not sponsorship is effective is whether or not it’s ethical. One concern people have is if using a child to raise funds is exploitive—are we taking advantage of children by using their images to […]

date: September 19, 2013
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Is child sponsorship ethical?

Research in the Journal of Political Economy shows that Compassion’s sponsorship is effective—really effective. “You could beat this data senseless, and it was incapable of showing anything other than extremely large and statistically significant impacts on educational outcomes for sponsored children,” Wydick told Christianity Today. Wydick’s study showed that sponsored children were 27 to 40 […]

date: September 17, 2013
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How does Compassion help children pay for school?

Compassion’s Sponsorship Program helps children receive an education, but, as you read in our last article, Compassion centres aren’t schools. They complement formal education through curriculum that helps children grow up to be economically self-supporting. But Compassion also helps families pay for the enormous burden that formal education can be for a family in poverty. […]

date: August 19, 2013
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