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We found 66 results for the Poverty category. Showing results 51 to 60.

Does sponsorship encourage paternalism and dependency?

We’ve been exploring whether or not sponsorship is ethical or exploitive. One concern some have is whether sponsorship reinforces a paternalistic relationship with Low and Middle Income Countries and creates dependency in children. What is paternalism? When many people talk about paternalism in aid, they mean a top-down approach to helping others: those with the resources […]

date: September 24, 2013
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Is using a child to raise funds exploitive?

As you may have read, the verdict is in—Compassion’s child sponsorship really works! For some, a follow-up question to whether or not sponsorship is effective is whether or not it’s ethical. One concern people have is if using a child to raise funds is exploitive—are we taking advantage of children by using their images to […]

date: September 19, 2013
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Is child sponsorship ethical?

Research in the Journal of Political Economy shows that Compassion’s sponsorship is effective—really effective. “You could beat this data senseless, and it was incapable of showing anything other than extremely large and statistically significant impacts on educational outcomes for sponsored children,” Wydick told Christianity Today. Wydick’s study showed that sponsored children were 27 to 40 […]

date: September 17, 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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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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The ripple effect of a family gift

If you were to meet a villager in the community of Kathesh, Tanzania, chances are he or she would be a farmer. Compassion beneficiaries like Esther, Godfrey and Stefano come from families who farm. And through special gifts their sponsors have provided, benefits like improved housing and income-generating opportunities are rippling into the lives of their […]

date: August 6, 2013
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Connecting your kids with your sponsored child

North American children have much to offer the world and much to offer a sponsored child. Renowned children’s author Sally Lloyd-Jones reminds us, “Children need to know they’re part of something bigger.” Sponsorship offers the opportunity to invite your children into a global story. Here are three ways your child can get involved: Letter Writing […]

date: August 2, 2013
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A safe place for Emile

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 […]

date: August 1, 2013
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A day in the life of a Maasai boy

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.

date: June 16, 2013
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