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Why should I join a Compassion Exposure Trip?

By Tracy Smith, Compassion Canada Have you ever thought about going on a Compassion Exposure Trip to meet your sponsored child? Have you ever wondered if it’s really worth it—or if the money could perhaps be better spent? We sincerely believe that an Exposure Trip with Compassion is worth every penny, and here’s why: Meeting […]

date: April 22, 2013
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What meals do kids get at Compassion? (part three)

In our previous posts, we focused on how our programs are developmental and contextual, and not simply a meal program. While our programs are focused on development, we still realize that nutrition is absolutely vital in a child’s life. Part Three: Nutrition is important Terry Laura, Compassion’s Health Advisor, has worked in public health for decades […]

date: March 18, 2013
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What meals do kids get at Compassion? (part two)

Many of our sponsors want to know what meals children get through Compassion’s support. Our last post explored how Compassion’s program, and what food is served, varies from country to country. But another important concept to keep in mind when talking about what is given away through Compassion is development. Our approach to ministering to […]

date: March 11, 2013
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What meals do kids get at Compassion? (part one)

“What food do children get from Compassion each week?” We hear this question pretty often. Naturally, our sponsors want to know how far their money is going. But development isn’t as easily quantifiable as a number of meals per week. The issue of meals and child nutrition is a complicated one, so these posts will […]

date: March 4, 2013
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How come these kids don’t look poor?

On a muggy day in Managua, Nicaragua, a bus full of Canadians pulled up to spend the day with children at a Compassion centre. As we piled out of our bus, a sea of children shouting and waving balloons engulfed us. We hugged and high-fived, and I marveled at the expertly sculpted hairdos of the […]

date: January 23, 2013
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Protecting our children

Abuse is a dirty word. None of us like to hear it, and many would like to pretend it doesn’t happen. But whether it’s physical or sexual, child neglect or child labour, abuse happens all too frequently. Every day, children are hurt, exploited, forced to work and forgotten. And it’s not limited to the developing […]

date: December 27, 2012
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