Search Results

We found 105 results for the Child Sponsorship category. Showing results 71 to 80.

What does sponsorship have to do with social justice?

Today is World Day of Social Justice. According to the United Nations, “We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” You might […]

date: February 20, 2015
comments: 0 comments

The impact of polygamy

Traveling to Monduli Juu village from Arusha, Tanzania, I pass through the Monduli Mountains, thick with forest.  The forest makes this remote village cold and windy. The people here are from the Maasai tribe and live in traditional boma—a group of huts made from sticks and dung and surrounded by a fence of thickets to […]

date: November 28, 2014
comments: 0 comments

Empowering local communities to protect their resources

Compassion is focused on holistic child development—we help children grow into adults who are able to identify the problems around them and are empowered to take action. Part of that education is teaching children about the importance of being good stewards of the land around them. The places where Compassion works can be the most […]

date: November 21, 2014
comments: 0 comments

A former sponsored child is bringing education to 165 children!

By Tigist Gizachew, Compassion Ethiopia Tariku Hailemariam’s mom was just 15 years old when she had him. She was unable to take care of him, so she gave him up for adoption. Tariku’s adoptive mother, once economically capable of raising him, lost everything she had a few years after she took him in. So his […]

date: November 3, 2014
comments: 0 comments

Compassion Explorer Extra: Surf School

Children at the Compassion centre in Fortaleza, Brazil, are learning how to surf! Their pastor says the surfing program teaches kids important life lessons. Watch this video to see them in action!

date: July 11, 2014
comments: 0 comments

A life beyond the sugarcane fields

The sun burns the back of Eliseo’s neck as he raises his machete and swings. He tosses the severed sugarcane stalk onto a pile he’s already cut, wipes the sweat from his eyes and hacks another. He’s been at it for hours but can’t rest yet. He has a family to provide for and he […]

date: June 12, 2014
comments: 0 comments

Saying no to child marriage

The thirteenth year of a girl’s life should be a time of dreams, hope and excitement. She’s somewhere between childhood and adulthood, learning to figure out life, engaging in friendships, working on her studies. It’s certainly not the time to get married. But for many girls in rural Bangladesh, this is exactly what happens. Parents […]

date: January 14, 2014
comments: 0 comments

Sparking smiles at Christmas

Last year, you put smiles on kids from Mexico to India with a special Christmas gift—and you helped children in a remote village in Ghana celebrate Christmas for the first time ever! Here’s a little peek into the smiles you sparked on Christmas.

date: October 30, 2013
comments: 0 comments

Drawn closer to Jesus

A few times a year, I get an email asking if I’m interested in speaking at a men’s meeting or preaching at a church on a Sunday morning. It’s a great privilege and one I take very seriously, especially when I’m asked to talk about Compassion’s ministry. I’ve learned a lot through my experiences to date, but I picked up on this fairly […]

date: October 23, 2013
comments: 0 comments

Finding true love in a place of war

It’s my first time on African soil, but I feel strangely at home. Maybe it’s because home is where the heart is, and part of my heart is etched here in pen and ink. I’ve been writing to my sponsored child in Uganda for the last five years, and I’m eager to experience a piece […]

date: October 14, 2013
comments: 2 comments