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Let’s take a moment to talk about…toilets. Yes, potty talk is usually discouraged. But we’re going to break the rules for a moment because as awkward as it is to talk about them, toilets are important. In many communities where Compassion works, there aren’t many toilets. Doing your business out in the open is normal. […]
You all are so generous that last year Compassion Canada raised $1.1 million to respond to various needs around the world through Gifts of Compassion. That’s exciting stuff! But we don’t just want to have good intentions. We want to make sure we’re doing things in the best way possible. That’s why our smarty-pants researchers just […]
Denis’ father died in Haiti’s disastrous earthquake of 2010. His aunt Paulette is raising him, even though she already has five grown children of her own. But through Compassion, this family received two goats to breed. In a short period of time, the goats had three babies. They gave one baby goat to another family […]
Compassion’s Sponsorship Program helps children receive an education, but, as you read in our last article, Compassion centres aren’t schools. They complement formal education through curriculum that helps children grow up to be economically self-supporting. But Compassion also helps families pay for the enormous burden that formal education can be for a family in poverty. […]
Most of our sponsors know that Compassion helps children receive education. But how exactly do we go about doing that? These articles will be your guide to understand how your sponsorship brings educational opportunities to children to ensure they can be self-supporting when they grow up. Are Compassion centres schools? One common misconception we hear […]
Togo is wild and beautiful; long grass grows tall in the red soil and grey mountains loom in distance. It’s here Emile lives with his grandmother in a one-room hut in the rugged bush lands. Life in the bush is far different from life in the village. People in the bush devote their lives to […]
June 16th is the Day of the African Child. Find out what a day in the life of a boy from the Maasai tribe of Kenya is like and find out how Compassion is helping him be the first of his 10 siblings to get an education.
By Provashish Dutta, Compassion East India “I used to walk barefoot to the garbage dump to collect rags and scraps, and I wore torn clothes that people gave as alms when I begged,” says Hiralal, an 11-year-old boy from Odisha, India. “Seeing children going to school while I picked trash from the dump made me […]
As you enter Rawa Village in western Kenya, you’re serenaded by clucking chickens and bleating goats. The soil is rich in this green village, and it looks like an idyllic country life. But something sinister has touched this place. Rawa Village has been devastated by HIV/AIDS, in part because of the practice of wife inheritance. […]
It has been three years since the catastrophic earthquake that crumbled much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of thousands were killed and over a million lost their homes. Natural disasters can sink countries into deeper despair, or they can be the catalyst for change. Although thousands are still displaced, we’re beginning to see a massive rebuilding […]