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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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A girl stands against a white beige patterned wall. She's wearing a pink shawl and other bangladeshi attire.

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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A young Indian girl is embraced by her mother. They sit in front there home which appears to be in a slum.

Honouring God’s work in India

How sponsors and donors enabled the Church in India to transform lives over nearly half a century. After 48 years of serving India, Compassion had to make one of the hardest decisions in its history—to leave India.  Compassion reluctantly ended operations in India on March 15, 2017, after serving children in the country for nearly […]

date: January 6, 2018
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Shakul—the story behind the striking face

His sparkling blue eyes first capture your attention, drawing you in. Then you notice the bold streak of light-coloured skin on his forehead and his lighter hands. His appearance is striking. You may recall a photo that we shared of this boy on Instagram. Meet Shakul. Born in rural Uganda to young, unmarried parents, his […]

date: January 2, 2018
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10 Moments Every Child Sponsor Can Relate To

Your child sponsorship experience, explained in GIFs. 1. Remember the moment you were deciding which child to sponsor? Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming! 2. When your sponsored child writes these words: ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m praying for you’. Building a relationship with a child and knowing your support is helping to release […]

date: December 21, 2017
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Three Indonesian girls stand together and smile with their arms around each other's shoulders. The middle girl is wearing a red hat.

How kids celebrate Christmas at a Compassion centre

Christmas at a Compassion centre is a special time. In many Compassion children’s homes, there will be no special decorations, no Christmas feast and no presents. But our church partners go the extra mile to help children know and experience the love of God at Christmas time. Children begin receiving your Christmas letters before the […]

date: December 15, 2017
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A man uses a large bottle to feed a baby elephant

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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