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Where are they now? 10 child sponsorship success stories

Do you ever wonder what sponsored children will become when they grow up? Or reflect on your own childhood dreams? At Compassion, we believe in dreaming big. We refuse to let poverty steal hope: our hope for the children in our programs, our hope for tomorrow and our hope to end extreme poverty in the […]

date: November 30, 2017
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A young woman stands and looks a out a window. You can only see her silohette.

Rape doesn’t have to be the end of the story

When Sara* was raped at age 12, she dropped out of school and fell into a life of drugs and prostitution. But the people who loved her wouldn’t give up on her.   When Sara was a little girl, she loved to wear pretty dresses. She loved to sing, and she loved to dance. She […]

date: November 27, 2017
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Six young women stand in the yard of their school. Five of them where blue and white school uniforms. One wears a black blouse and red dress.

How 5 girls are restoring hope with an app to fight female genital mutilation

Synthia, a Compassion beneficiary from Kenya, joined with four classmates to develop an app to end female genital mutilation—and won second place at Google’s 2017 Technovation Challenge. It’s done in secret at night. You are home for the holidays from boarding school, as there is no school in your rural community in Kenya. You are […]

date: October 10, 2017
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What makes children in poverty most thankful?

Each year at Thanksgiving, my family goes around the table and we each share what we’re thankful for. Usually, we share about how grateful we are to have each other and for how God has provided for us. I love reading what these 10 Compassion kids around the world had to say when we asked […]

date: October 5, 2017
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What can a boy in poverty teach you about waiting?

How a Canadian sponsor learned about faith in times of waiting from an impoverished family in Ecuador   By Amy Smart It was 4 a.m. on a January morning. I stood in a parking lot, shivering as the cold Saskatchewan wind cut through my hoodie and sweatpants. Suitcase in tow, I approached the van that […]

date: September 7, 2017
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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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