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Behind the scenes on child photo day

If you’ve ever tried to take photos of children, you know it’s not easy to get them to stand still, look at the camera and smile. Our photographers at a Compassion centre in northern Thailand had the same struggles while trying to take the photos of 60 children to send to their sponsors. Complete with photo bombs, […]

date: September 12, 2015
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My sponsors’ words were my shelter

From a young age, Elza saw things no little girl should have to see. Her father was an alcoholic, and there was often violence at home. She heard constant fighting between her parents and her older siblings had too many problems of their own to look after her. Elza became shy, lonely and scared of […]

date: September 9, 2015
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What’s in my backpack?

This week, kids across Canada are heading back to school, many with new Moana or Cars backpacks, excited for the year ahead. Around the world, Compassion kids are also heading to school thanks to the support of their sponsors. Take a peek at what’s inside some of their school bags! Here’s 7-year-old Reine from Badja, Togo. […]

date: September 9, 2015
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Samina’s story: A mother’s dream come true

Often when we think about sponsorship, we think of how much it will help the child. But have you ever thought of how much your sponsorship might mean to the parents? Or how you might just be helping a mother’s dream come true? Watch Samina’s story to be inspired by one mom whose dream came […]

date: May 5, 2015
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One coin at a time

By Cesiah Magaña Carlos is two years old. He lives with his family in a small town on the banks of the Usumacinta River, nature’s border between Mexico and Guatemala. The region is a mosaic of cultures, the primary being the Ch’ol, an indigenous people descended from the Mayans. Like many rural towns in Mexico, […]

date: March 5, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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