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What are the most prized possessions of kids in poverty?

Some of them may surprise you. No matter where a child lives, we see similarities spanning across unique cultures and the diversity of the world. For the children I have met, their prized possessions are simple. They are things that mean something to their heart, to their identity. The things they value are not necessarily […]

date: June 7, 2018
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When do youth graduate from Compassion sponsorship?

Sponsors often wonder when youth graduate from our sponsorship program. In North America, we typically view an 18-year-old as an adult and apply that thinking to children in other countries. It’s important to understand that children living in poverty around the world may start school later or have limited resources compared to Canadian children—which is […]

date: May 31, 2018
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A horrific attack by fire: one year later

11-year-old Steven was the victim of an unthinkable crime. But now he is finding slow healing through the rallying of community. Warning: This account contains disturbing details of violence. Along the riverside one Sunday afternoon, Steven’s life took a radical turn. 11-year old Steven grew up on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, in the coastal […]

date: May 24, 2018
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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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