This year, we want to introduce you to your partners in ministry — those who are actively involved in your sponsored child’s life! Come with us to Indonesia, and meet Rusdy, a project facilitator, who is able to minister to children in desperate poverty because of sponsors and partners like you. People just like him are helping your child navigate the physical poverty that can threaten to overwhelm them. In this powerful video, walk with Rusdy and experience how Tearfund and Compassion helps children physically!



Children need more than just food or education to break free from poverty — they need to develop in all areas of life. That's why Compassion focuses on holistic child development. We want to help children grow up to be adults who are empowered to escape poverty. Compassion's program helps children develop in four key areas: physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually.


body1.jpgOliver and other children in Ecuador receiving dental hygiene education and dental visits. 


Here are a few of the ways sponsorship helps children physically:
  • Every child in Compassion’s programs receives regular health screenings, dental check-ups and access to immunizations.
  • Children receive nutritious food each time they visit the child development centre, either a full meal or a healthful snack, depending on the needs and resources in that particular community.
  • When a child is at risk of or suffering from malnutrition, they receive medical care and extra food supplies. Children receive education on how to stay healthy.
  • They learn about good hygiene and proper sanitation. Hand washing and dental care become habits at the centre and at home.
  • Parents learn to prevent and treat illnesses like HIV, hepatitis and malaria. They learn the importance of clean water in preventing waterborne diseases like cholera and diarrhoea.

Recent posts

Child Sponsorship launches Apollo to success

Child Sponsorship launches Apollo to success

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 — Grace Ellis

"Even the poor considered us poor," was how Apollo Kagwa described growing up in Kampala, Uganda. But at 10-years-old, his life as he knew it started to change.
 

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Why you should support a Modern Slavery Act in New Zealand

Why you should support a Modern Slavery Act in New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 — Morgan Theakston

The New Zealand Government has proposed legislation to address modern slavery and worker exploitation in New Zealand and internationally. But what does this mean, what is proposed and how can you help? 

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Thank you for choosing me

Thank you for choosing me

Friday, 22 April 2022 — Compassion International

After two years of praying, seven-year-old Lizeth from Ecuador can hardly contain her excitement when she is told she has a sponsor. She is so grateful that someone has chosen her. Sponsorship means so much to a child growing up in poverty.
 

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Three ways you have helped change lives during the pandemic

Three ways you have helped change lives during the pandemic

Thursday, 21 April 2022 — Compassion International

For more than two years, we’ve grappled with the unprecedented as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the world. But when confronted with the unprecedented, Compassion’s church partners have become unstoppable.
  
 

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Why does New Zealand need a Modern Slavery Act?  

Why does New Zealand need a Modern Slavery Act?  

Wednesday, 20 April 2022 — Morgan Theakston

You may be wondering if modern slavery happens in New Zealand supply chains or just overseas. Will a Modern Slavery Act be a burden on businesses? Can legislation truly create change? We unpack these questions in this blog.
 

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Where is God in the Ukraine Crisis?

Where is God in the Ukraine Crisis?

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 — Dale Campbell

As we watch the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it raises all kinds of questions for many of us.  Did you see our Facebook live? If not, here are the top three things we talked about. 

 

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Does giving gifts to your sponsored child make a difference?

Does giving gifts to your sponsored child make a difference?

Friday, 18 March 2022 — Compassion International

How does sending a gift to my sponsor child make a difference? We unpack the impact your gift can make on your sponsor child and their family.

 

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