In areas where there are thousands of families needing help and only places for a few hundred children to be enrolled at the Compassion centre, the local staff may limit sponsorship to one child per family. However, in some areas, up to three children per family may attend the project. You are welcome to contact Compassion Canada to ask if your sponsored child’s siblings are already registered with Compassion, and if so, whether they are still awaiting sponsorship.View Original Post
No less than 80 percent of your monthly support benefits your child, either directly or indirectly. Compassion-assisted children and their families receive no cash. Benefits are in the form of goods and services, carefully designed, delivered and purchased according to each child’s individual needs.
As a general rule, 20 percent of these funds are invested in the development, oversight, and auditing of Compassion’s programs in which every assisted-child participates. These investments ensure that each child receives the best care possible, rather than becoming the recipient of a handout.
The remaining funds are used to meet the day-to-day needs of each child. This can include:
- nutritional meals and the provision of clean drinking water;
- medical and dental check-ups, care and education;
- educational supplies and tuition fees;
- clothing including school uniforms;
- non-formal educational and life-skills training such as participation in excursions and camps;
- extra-curricular activities such as drama, dance, music and art etc.; and
- biblical training and discipleship
Our local church partners also invest considerable resources in the development of each child, allowing Compassion and the church to help bring an eternal solution to poverty in the life of a child.View Original Post