What is Sponsorship Plus?

May 3, 2016 4:39 pm

Child sponsorship provides a holistic development program for individual children; however Compassion acknowledges that external circumstances can have a significant impact in preventing a child from reaching his or her potential. Because Compassion does not use sponsorship funds for community development activities, Sponsorship Plus provides the perfect opportunity for supporters to not only sponsor a child, but also to sow into additional programs and initiatives that combine with the benefits of child sponsorship to break the poverty cycle.

Sponsorship Plus is an extra $10 a month in addition to Basic Sponsorship.

You may like to find out what the extra $10 is used for.

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At Compassion, the difference is Jesus. Our Christ-centred, child-focused and church-based program addresses more than the physical, social and economic needs of the children in our care, it addresses their spiritual needs. We believe that the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ – is the only way to truly break the cycle of poverty and transform children, families, communities and nations.


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Although Compassion cannot guarantee that funds from Sponsorship Plus will directly benefit the child you sponsor, there are increasing development activities and initiatives funded by Compassion throughout all the countries where we work. As more funds are received for Sponsorship Plus, Compassion Canada will be able to commit to funding even more development activities in the future.

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Absolutely not! Each Compassion assisted child receives the same benefits from the Compassion program. Because Compassion does not use sponsorship money to fund further development initiatives for the families and communities of sponsored children, Sponsorship Plus funds are pooled and used towards funding some of these types of initiatives and activities.

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What is the extra $10 used for?

March 18, 2013 12:43 pm

Sponsorship Plus provides funds for additional benefits for sponsored children, their families and communities that cannot be provided by child sponsorship funds alone. While sponsorship funds provide activities which directly benefit your sponsored child, the extra $10 from Sponsorship Plus is pooled and used to fund initiatives and programs which sow further into the lives of Compassion assisted children, their families and communities.

As Compassion raises more funds for these activities, we will be able to assist more sponsored children with these additional benefits.

Some of these include: 

Emergency medical care

HIV and AIDS Initiative – includes education on prevention as well as care

Education and training programs for parents of sponsored children

Partner church development – including church partner staff training.


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What is a Compassion project?

February 22, 2013 11:35 am

Compassion’s holistic child development program activities take place at church-based child development centres or “projects”. Sometimes activities take place in the church building or the church may have another facility designated for the child development centre. Each centre is within a 30-minute walk of the homes of the children it serves.

Program activities vary in detail according to the culture, environment, or needs of the area where the individual centres are located. However, there are common elements in all Compassion child development centres which ensure that all Compassion-assisted children are given the greatest opportunity to be released from spiritual, economic, social, emotional and physical poverty.

Each child development centre:

Meets on a regular basis.
Uses the facilities of the local church partner through which the program operates.
Provides a programmed curriculum of activities for registered and sponsored children.
Has a committee which provides local accountability and support.
Has a director employed by the church to manage the day-to-day activities.
Employs staff and volunteers selected by the local church.
Operates under Compassion International’s carefully monitored standards and guidelines. 
Provides reasonable levels of safety for children relative to the realities of the surrounding community.

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