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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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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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How does Compassion help children with education?

Most of our sponsors know that Compassion helps children receive education. But how exactly do we go about doing that? These articles will be your guide to understand how your sponsorship brings educational opportunities to children to ensure they can be self-supporting when they grow up. Are Compassion centres schools? One common misconception we hear […]

date: August 15, 2013
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How do local resources help Compassion’s ministry?

If you’ve been reading along with us about what meals kids get through Compassion, you know that Compassion’s programs are tailored to each community where we work. Allowing our church partners freedom while following Compassion’s guidelines ensures they are meeting the real needs in their communities in the most efficient and effective ways. A big […]

date: August 13, 2013
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The ripple effect of a family gift

If you were to meet a villager in the community of Kathesh, Tanzania, chances are he or she would be a farmer. Compassion beneficiaries like Esther, Godfrey and Stefano come from families who farm. And through special gifts their sponsors have provided, benefits like improved housing and income-generating opportunities are rippling into the lives of their […]

date: August 6, 2013
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Connecting your kids with your sponsored child

North American children have much to offer the world and much to offer a sponsored child. Renowned children’s author Sally Lloyd-Jones reminds us, “Children need to know they’re part of something bigger.” Sponsorship offers the opportunity to invite your children into a global story. Here are three ways your child can get involved: Letter Writing […]

date: August 2, 2013
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