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15 Extraordinary Journeys to School

Growing up, do you remember hearing your great grandpa say, “When I was a kid, I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways!” Around the world, children today still face great obstacles to get to school. As children in Canada are getting ready for another school year, here’s a […]

date: August 31, 2017
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How is Compassion different from other organizations?

In the contact centre, we often receive calls and emails asking how Compassion is different from other child sponsorship organizations. With the many options available, people want to know why they should choose us. It’s a good question, but the answer is difficult. Sure, I could recite statistics about our effectiveness but that may not […]

date: August 10, 2017
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Richard the inventor

It’s 3 a.m. Richard Amenu, 17, quietly gets up from the cramped room where his family of six is sleeping and makes his way outside to start a fire. He’s run out of matches again so, squatting on the ground, he strikes one small rock against another, trying over and over to create a spark. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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My favourite thing my sponsor has written me…

You want to write your Compassion child, but you’re not sure what to say. Have you ever felt that way? Children are so excited to receive letters from their sponsors, and they treasure your words—no matter how simple. “It takes one word to turn a child’s life around,” says Compassion Ghana director Padmore Baffour Agyapong. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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This young woman wants to change how sponsors communicate with their Compassion children.

Georgina, 20, is from Sakumono, a fishing village in Ghana where many girls get pregnant as early as age 12 and drop out of school. But Georgina is hardworking and determined. When Compassion first opened in Ghana in 2005, Georgina was one of the first children registered. Compassion helped her stay in school after her […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Country highlights from our African partners

God is doing amazing things around the world through the dedicated work of our church partners. Take a look at just a few of the amazing stories from our African partners.  Togo: No child deaths by malaria! Each year in the community of Amlamé, a town in southern Togo, malaria kills 60 of the community’s children, […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Meeting Kidist

If you could make one wish, what would it be? When you find out you get to make a wish—any wish—it’s hard to pinpoint the one thing you’ve always yearned for. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the summer of 2015 before my grade eleven year of high school. Because of the particular type […]

date: July 23, 2017
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The top five myths about poverty

When it comes to poverty, there are a few myths that are hard to shake… In a world of fake news and ‘alternate facts’, it can be hard to distinguish truth from fiction. We think it’s important to be informed so here are some common misunderstandings about poverty: 1. Nothing has changed Did you know […]

date: July 6, 2017
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A corrupt police officer comes to Christ

When Pablo was young, he was known as a good boy, respectful and responsible. But all of that changed when he began to work at a nightclub as a DJ at the age of 17. “At the nightclub, I started using drugs and drinking alcohol,” says Pablo. “I just wanted to be part of the […]

date: June 15, 2017
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How does sponsorship help a child mentally?

A child’s development isn’t hinged on one aspect of growth—like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty doesn’t just attack one area of a child’s life. To help a child break free from poverty, we need to address every aspect of a child’s development. Cognitive—or mental—development is one of those areas. Many of the children we […]

date: June 1, 2017
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