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Why give an animal this Christmas?

You might have seen some furry or feathery creatures in this year’s Gifts of Compassion gift guide. Have you ever wondered how we decide what animals to include? Well the answer is we don’t—the local churches we partner with do. Compassion partners with local churches in the developing world to respond to the needs of individual […]

date: December 5, 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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Creative classrooms

Education plays a key role in helping children break free from poverty. It teaches children about the world around them. It gives them options to change it. But sitting in a classroom all day is boring. That’s why Compassion takes a creative approach to learning. Education is as diverse as the children we work with, […]

date: July 8, 2014
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Do the Response programs really work?

Compassion’s ministry gives children, parents and young adults the chance to be freed from poverty in every sense as they’re developed in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ. But sometimes there are needs that go beyond what can […]

date: April 8, 2014
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A drink of clean water

Most of India’s rural population does not have access to safe water and sanitation. The World Bank estimates 21 per cent of communicable diseases in India are from using unsafe water. Diarrhea claims more than 1600 lives each day. Illiteracy and lack of knowledge about basic hygiene continue to affect the health of children and […]

date: March 21, 2014
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Toilet Talk

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. […]

date: November 19, 2013
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Do Gifts of Compassion work?

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 […]

date: November 4, 2013
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Give goats to a family in Haiti this Christmas

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 […]

date: October 23, 2013
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How does Compassion help children pay for school?

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. […]

date: August 19, 2013
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How does Compassion help children with education?

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 […]

date: August 15, 2013
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