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A collage of three kids featured in this post. On the left is Alondra, holding a tennis racquet and carrying a blue backpack. In the middle is Hector, wearing a green paint smock and working on a painting. On the right is Nazareth, who sits with her back against a tree with an open notebook on her lap.

These outstanding kids are defying poverty and winning awards

Being a kid isn’t easy. Between making friends, doing chores and homework—not to mention answering all those adults who keep asking you what you want to be when you grow up—there is a lot going on in the world of a child. Now add extreme poverty to that mix, and life becomes all the more […]

date: November 1, 2018
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5 fun projects to teach kids about poverty!

It’s that time of year again—the indoor shoes have reached maximum dirt capacity; final report cards have been stuffed into the bottom of backpacks and the school bell is ready to ring its last. Summer break is within reach! And though we know the joy of having kids running around the house wildly, we also […]

date: June 21, 2018
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I think Canadians are compassionate because…

In this year of celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary as a Confederation, we’ve been thinking of all the things we love about this great land. We are proud of our country for so many reasons, and one that resonates especially strongly here at Compassion is Canadians’—you guessed it—compassion! In the 2016 World Giving Report, which surveys […]

date: June 29, 2017
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Changing lives at “Kids Power Connect”

The magnificent Ecuadorian cordillera cuts a jagged stripe down the country’s centre, a vast mountain range lush with forests and lakes and boasting snow year-round at high altitudes—despite sitting atop the equator. Nestled in the heart of these mountains on the outskirts of the small city of Ambato sits the Evangelical Crisolito Bilingual Church. During […]

date: August 18, 2016
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Compassion Explorer extra: rainforest in a bottle

This one is for the kids! As they may have read in the Fall 2015 Compassion Explorer magazine, it’s important to take good care of God’s creation. (Don’t receive this awesome kids’ magazine? Sign up here!) Rainforests are a very important part of God’s creation. Plants and trees in rainforests recycle and clean water, and even clean the air! […]

date: October 15, 2015
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Storytime with Sara

Sara is a smiley nine-year-old. She enjoys playing hide-and-seek with her friends and likes Bible class at church. She also loves to write. Sara was the winner of the “Tell a Story” contest, which was held by Compassion El Salvador and supported by nationally-renowned writers who served as evaluators of the children’s stories. She received an […]

date: August 20, 2014
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Compassion Explorer Extra: Creamy Lemon Pie

Seven girls have whipped up a cool way to help people who live in poverty—through a cooking camp in Pennsylvania. Saara’s Cooking Camp is a three-day summer camp where kids practice cooking while learning about kids in poverty. Dani, age 14, got the idea for the camp when she was 7. While Dani was riding in the […]

date: July 11, 2014
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The last days of Jesus: a new Easter devotional

The events of Easter are among the most important in the Christian faith—the death and resurrection of Jesus, which brought about the end of our separation from God and gave those who believe the promise of new life! To help you prepare to celebrate this important day, we’ve created this devotional: The last days of […]

date: April 9, 2014
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How do local resources help Compassion’s ministry?

If you’ve been reading along with us about what meals kids get through Compassion, you know that Compassion’s programs are tailored to each community where we work. Allowing our church partners freedom while following Compassion’s guidelines ensures they are meeting the real needs in their communities in the most efficient and effective ways. A big […]

date: August 13, 2013
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