Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
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  • Country: Ghana
  • D.O.B: October 21, 2009
  • Age: 8

  • Gender: Boy
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  • Country: Indonesia
  • D.O.B: September 30, 2010
  • Age: 7

  • Gender: Boy
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  • Country: Guatemala
  • D.O.B: June 17, 2013
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Boy
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  • Country: Indonesia
  • D.O.B: September 8, 2013
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
Portrait of Jerry Kweku Prah Egyei
Meet Jerry Kweku Prah Egyei
Jerry is 8 years old and lives in Ghana.
GH2050277 | Days Waiting: 27
Country: Ghana
Birthday: October 21, 2009 (8 years old)
Gender: Boy

Jerry lives with his mother and father. Jerry's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Merchant / Seller. Jerry's father is regularly employed. His occupation is: Construction Worker. Jerry has siblings living in the household. Jerry helps with the following duties at home: Running Errands. Jerry's favourite activities and interests include: Toy Cars.Activities that Jerry enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church, Bible Class. At the compassion centre Jerry's favourite activities are: Learning about God. Jerry attends school. He is in the equivalent of grade 2. Jerry's favourite subject is reading. His performance in school is average. Jerry's family lives in the area of Agona Kwanyako in Ghana.

Jerry's Country Details

The Republic of Ghana is a coastal country in western Africa with a tropical climate. The small country, about the size of Oregon, is hot and humid because it borders the Gulf of Guinea. Once called the Gold Coast, Ghana is rich in natural resources including gold, diamonds and rubber. Even though the country is wealthy in resources about 45 percent of Ghana's population live in extreme poverty making less than $1 a day.

Most of Ghana's more than 21 million people live in cities. About 98 percent of the country's population is African, split among six major tribes. But the country is flooded with refugees from its neighbors, war-torn Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo. Sixty-three percent of the country's population is Christian, 16 percent is Muslim and 21 percent follow indigenous beliefs. English is the official language but some people speak native African languages such as Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga.

Though Ghana was the first British colonial country in Africa to gain its independence, the country has been plagued by political violence since it was established in 1957. Between 1957 and 1979 the country had a series of bloody and bloodless coups. Finally in 1992, a new constitution establishing a multi-party government was adopted and remains in place today.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How does sponsorship help kids?

Formal and non-formal educational opportunitiesCompassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
Health care, hygiene training and supplementary foodKids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleshipChildren are introduced to the good news of how God has shown his love for the world by sending Jesus Christ and how this good news changes everything in our lives.
Personal attention, guidance and loveChildren are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need. We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Compassion helps people in a way that protects their dignity as human beings made in the image of God. That’s why we accept people of all faiths into our programs and don’t require or coerce them to change. However, ending poverty requires dealing with every aspect of people’s beings—including telling them about God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Does child development really work?

You bet! According to independent research, Compassion kids are:
  • 27–40 per cent more likely to finish secondary education;
  • about 35 per cent more likely to have white collar employment as adults; and
  • 40–70 per cent more likely to become church leaders
…than their unsponsored peers. When you sponsor with Compassion, you are making a significant and long-term difference to your child’s future!

At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

This year, 85.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefitting the children we serve, and 14.3 per cent for fundraising and administrative expenses. As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Better Business Bureau of Canada, Compassion is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This commitment goes beyond Canada. For 13 consecutive years, Charity Navigator has awarded Compassion International its highest rating — four-stars — for responsible financial management.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!