Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
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Luis

  • Country: Mexico
  • D.O.B: May 22, 2012
  • Age: 8

  • Gender: Boy
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Foster

  • Country: Ghana
  • D.O.B: April 23, 2013
  • Age: 7

  • Gender: Boy
459
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Oscar

  • Country: Uganda
  • D.O.B: July 22, 2015
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Boy
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Jeniliya

  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • D.O.B: October 10, 2016
  • Age: 3

  • Gender: Girl
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Meet Luis
Luis is 8 years old and lives in Mexico.
ME9180329 | Days Waiting: 470
Country: Mexico
Birthday: May 22, 2012 (8 years old)
Gender: Boy

Luis lives with his mother and father. Luis' mother is not employed. Her occupation is: Homemaker. Luis' father is regularly employed. Luis has siblings living in the household. Luis helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning.Luis' favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games.Activities that Luis enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Luis' favourite activities are: Learning about God, Playing Sports. Luis attends school. He is in the equivalent of grade 1.Luis' favourite subject is art. His performance in school is average.Luis' family lives in the area of Ocosingo Chiapas in Mexico.

Luis's Country Details

Mexico has been home to advanced civilizations-including the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec-for thousands of years. When Cortez conquered Mexico in 1521, he destroyed a flourishing Aztec civilization. Mexico won independence in 1911, but turmoil and a revolution preceded the constitution of 1917. Social discontent rocked the country during the 1960s and 1970s, especially with rising urbanization and unemployment. In 1994, Indians in Chiapas revolted, demanding economic and political reform; and currency devaluation produced near economic collapse. Inflation and recession continue to plague Mexico, and the government has been charged with corruption involving drug dealers.

Marked by sharp class and social divisions, Mexicans typically treasure family and traditional values. Graciousness in conversation and other communication is highly regarded, and relationships take precedence over other matters. About 80 percent of Mexicans are mestizos-descended from both Spanish and Indian ancestors. Nearly 90 percent speak Spanish and are Roman Catholic.

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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 giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

How does sponsorship help kids?

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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.
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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.
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The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
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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?

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity.

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At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

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!