How do funds for “program activities” benefit my sponsored child?
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.