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Christian Lee

  • Country: Philippines
  • D.O.B: December 22, 2005
  • Age: 16

  • Gender: Boy
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  • Country: Indonesia
  • D.O.B: May 25, 2016
  • Age: 6

  • Gender: Boy
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  • Country: Uganda
  • D.O.B: May 15, 2017
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Girl
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  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: August 8, 2016
  • Age: 6

  • Gender: Girl
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Meet Christian Lee
Christian Lee is 16 years old and lives in Philippines.
PH092200509 | Days Waiting: 267
Country: Philippines
Birthday: December 22, 2005 (16 years old)
Gender: Boy

Christian Lee lives with his mother and father. Christian Lee's mother is Not Employed. Christian Lee's father is Regularly Employed. His occupation is Merchant / Seller. Christian Lee has 2 siblings living in the household. Christian Lee helps with the following duties at home: Carries Water, Cleaning, Kitchen Help, Making Beds, Running Errands, and Washing Clothes. Christian Lee's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Basketball, Bicycling, Group Games, Music, Musical Instrument, Reading, Singing, Soccer or Football, Story Telling, Swimming, and Walking. Activities that Christian Lee enjoys through the church are: Youth Group, Bible Class, and Camp. At the compassion centre Christian Lee's favourite activities are: Dancing and / or Drama, Doing Arts & Crafts, Going on Field Trips / Excursions, Learning about God, Listening to Bible Stories, Playing Games, Singing Songs, and Snack / Meal Time. Christian Lee attends school. He is in the equivalent of grade 10. Christian Lee's favourite subject is Art. His performance in school is Above Average. Christian Lee's family lives in the area of Brgys. Basak, Pardo San Nicolas, Mambaling Labangon in Philippines.

Christian Lee's Country Details

North to south, 7,107 islands spread over 1,150 miles in the western Pacific Ocean to make up the country of the Philippines. About 95 percent of the population lives on the 11 largest islands. In the tropical lowlands, the climate is usually hot, humid, and rainy.

Philippine society is known for its tradition of strong family loyalty, respect for women, recognition of the mother in the family as teacher of values, and a commitment to working together in a community spirit called bayanihan.

For centuries, the Philippine Islands have been the crossroads of many cultures, including the Middle East, India, and China, which all came to trade. In 1521, Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan reached the islands, and Spain ruled them until 1898. The Philippines was granted independence from Japanese control in 1946, after Japan's defeat in World War II. Since 1986, when the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos was toppled, the Philippines has enjoyed political stability and steady economic growth.

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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 opportunities Compassion 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 food Kids 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 love Children 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.

Is sponsorship still relevant during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis?

During the pandemic, we saw firsthand the impact of crises on children in poverty. We also saw how powerful sponsorship can be in equipping local churches to respond in specific, effective and life-changing ways. As we continue to see multifaceted crises impacting children around the world, we know that the need for sponsorship remains urgent. We are more confident than ever that your commitment to sponsorship truly allows children, families and communities to be deeply known, loved and protected through it all.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they know the names and faces of the children in their community and can best understand and respond to their challenges. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need with compassion and through the love of God.

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. In this way the physical, spiritual, emotional and relational needs for children are met as they are empowered to overcome poverty in all its forms.

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!