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Brian was 4 years old when he joined the Compassion program in his local church in Kenya. He was eighteen when he graduated. That means Compassion was a part of Brian’s life for 14 years and has shaped the person he has become today. You can imagine our excitement when we learned that Brian had […]
My name is Ria. I was born and raised in Baguio City, Philippines and I am a proud Compassion alumna. God has been faithful in my life and I am now able to give back as staff at Compassion Canada and as the sponsor of Roger, who is from the same Compassion centre where I […]
Liz’s childhood Hunger. Violence. Drugs. Robberies. Gangs. This was the childhood community Liz recalls growing up in at only six years old. As a little girl on her way to school, she would often have to walk past a street commonly known as “Smoke Alley” because of the grey, eye-watering haze that surrounded the area. […]
The slums of Nairobi, Kenya are a hard place to grow up in. Owen knows this firsthand. As a child, he lived in the slums with his two siblings and his mother. Their daily lives were made heavy by the financial constraints of living on $5-$10 per month. Every day, Owen woke up with […]
What happens when you bring two people from different continents together on a call to chat about their passion for Jesus? You get inspired. Joanna la Fleur and Compassion alumnus Richmond Wandera recently sat down for an interview that was filled with passion, hope and love for the church. Joanna la Fleur and Richmond Wandera […]
Christian was at a church service when he received a phone call that would change his life. Fifteen missed phone calls, to be exact. “I was in church when I realized I had 15 missed calls,” Christian shares. “My phone had been on silent mode. When I stepped out of the service to call […]
This article was originally published on Medium, where we regularly publish articles on child development, poverty alleviation and much more. Find us on Medium. ____ In the midst of the Korean War, Reverend Everett Swanson was stopped in his tracks by the startling, desperate needs of Korean children orphaned by the war. While in South Korea as […]
Teachers around the world pull off every day heroics all the time—and even more so in a global pandemic. October 5th is World Teachers’ Day, and we want to celebrate teachers around the world who daily inspire and equip the next generation. As an organization that’s all about releasing children from poverty, we hold teachers […]
What do those who were sponsored as children think of child sponsorship?
These inspiring individuals have been released from poverty into lives of promise and purpose.