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A young man from Tanzania holds up a pair of white shoes that he's made.

Does child sponsorship empower youth to get jobs?

How our supporters are helping students reach their God-given potential through educational opportunities Through child sponsorship, children in Compassion’s program are developed in so many ways—physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually. But does sponsorship actually equip children to get jobs once they graduate? As we have developed our program over the years, we have moved to […]

date: May 18, 2018
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5 strong women of the Bible and their modern counterparts

  Strong women inspire me. From young girls using their voices to grandmothers raising up the next generation to be confident in themselves, it’s amazing to witness courageous women in action. And in a time where equality is still fiercely fought for, we want to honour some of the great women of the Bible whose […]

date: May 10, 2018
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After genocide: an astonishing story of forgiveness and redemption

Warning: This account contains disturbing details of violence. Jean Claude, a Compassion alumnus, forgave the one who tortured and murdered his family—and even provided for his son’s education.*  I was born in the country of Rwanda in Kigali City, but I was born in a poor family where getting food was a problem. Where going […]

date: April 6, 2018
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A boy and his sponsor are smiling together. They are standing together outside in front of the trees. The woman has blonde hair and the little boy is wearing a straw hat.

Do children have more than one sponsor?

Have you ever wondered if your sponsorship really is one-to-one? Christianity Today recently published an article on American perceptions of child sponsorship. Though a recent study by Grey Matter Research showed that 87 per cent of Americans were familiar with child sponsorship, it also showed that many didn’t understand it. Some were skeptical—thinking sponsorship is […]

date: March 14, 2018
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Two young girls, teens, teenagers stand outside the project with their arms around each other, hugging as they smile for the camera. They are both wearing the blue dress project uniform.

Suffering in silence: the menstruation taboo

Allowing girls to live with confidence and dignity This International Women’s Day, let’s talk about something we don’t usually talk about: menstruation. Every day, more than 800 million women between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating. And yet monthly menstruation is a globally stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. It’s a […]

date: March 8, 2018
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What’s it like to be a girl in Bangladesh?

Rupali’s father died, and her mom begged part-time. What hope could there be for a different future for Rupali? Amongst the poorest families in Bangladesh, only 22 per cent of children go to secondary school. That was true for Rupali’s parents. Neither of them knew how to read or write, having dropped out of school […]

date: January 11, 2018
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This victim of land theft is now a lawyer for the poor

A Compassion graduate in Uganda dedicates his life to bring justice to those denied it. When John turned twelve, his world fell apart. Life in the rural community of Nangera, Uganda, hadn’t ever been easy, but for John, it was home. As the oldest of five children, John knew his parents struggled to put food […]

date: January 10, 2018
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How can churches respond to hunger in a sustainable way?

Families facing hunger in the aftermath of drought are getting relief and long-term solutions thanks to our church partners. Flora Karisa, 13, wakes just as the sun rises, the pink sky barely visible through the palm trees towering outside her window. Flora cautiously moves about the tiny room where her five siblings and mother, Zawadi, […]

date: January 9, 2018
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Life after Zika: A special baby with a special purpose

Maria didn’t know she had suffered from the Zika virus until her baby was born with microcephaly. Now her child is receiving care and support through the local church.  Every time there was a major event in Maria’s life she remembers one thing—she was alone. When she had to quit school at the age of […]

date: January 8, 2018
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A young Indian girl is embraced by her mother. They sit in front there home which appears to be in a slum.

Honouring God’s work in India

How sponsors and donors enabled the Church in India to transform lives over nearly half a century. After 48 years of serving India, Compassion had to make one of the hardest decisions in its history—to leave India.  Compassion reluctantly ended operations in India on March 15, 2017, after serving children in the country for nearly […]

date: January 6, 2018
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