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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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The first Christmas in Adukram

In the bigger cities of Ghana in West Africa, December buzzes with action. Families decorate trees in their courtyards with lights; carols are heard in all the busses and shops. People greet one another with “Afishiapa”—Merry Christmas. Children wait eagerly for gifts of new clothes and for feasts including their favourites—sodas and chicken. And churches […]

date: October 9, 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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Sandiele: from student to teacher

It’s no surprise that Sandiele grew up to be an English teacher. In 2006 she said she wanted to be a teacher, probably English, because she was fascinated with a world beyond her own. Sandiele’s curiosity with other cultures was nurtured by Compassion, and the teachers at her project made an impact on her. Sandiele […]

date: October 3, 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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The journey of a letter

You might not realize how important letter writing is to your child. Kids eagerly await their sponsor’s words of love and encouragement, reading them over and over to friends and family. But have you ever wondered how your letters actually get there? When Canadians mail their letters, they’re sent directly to our office in London, […]

date: August 28, 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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