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

They fell in love as sponsored children – now they’re married with three kids!

They fell in love as sponsored children – now they’re married with three kids!

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 — Compassion International

These two lovebirds met when they were only eight and nine years old. Both as sponsored children raised in impoverished families. Cres and Sheryl share about how they met, their challenges growing up in a gang-dominated community and some tips on how to have a positive, Godly marriage.


 

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 Why now is the time to sponsor a child

Why now is the time to sponsor a child

Thursday, 11 February 2021 — Compassion International

Since spring 2020, our staff and church partners around the globe have been adapting rapidly to respond to the urgent needs of children and families. In this blog, you will discover how our church partners in each region are serving children during this pandemic. Your sponsorship during this season is needed now more than ever. Here’s why.


 

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Meet the world changers!

Meet the world changers!

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 — Compassion International

Meet Vivian, Tony and Melanie who were once sponsored children, and now are changing the world as part of Compassion's team.


 

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Your sponsored child knows your name

Your sponsored child knows your name

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 — Compassion International

Are you curious about what it looks like when your child learns your name? Watch this video to get a glimpse into that sweet moment for kids around the world. 


 

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The boy with the bright blue eyes

The boy with the bright blue eyes

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 — Compassion International

In countries such as Uganda, being born with genetic differences can be a death sentence because of local superstitions. But while Shakul has challenges, he is now thriving thanks to the care of his grandmother and Tearfund’s child sponsorship partner, Compassion.


 

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Operation grocery delivery

Operation grocery delivery

Friday, 05 February 2021 — Compassion International

When Honduras went into lockdown due to COVID-19, over 200 Compassion-assisted child development centres had to temporarily close. Find out how a group of dedicated staff worked with some VERY high officials to make sure children were still fed and cared for! 


 

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Protection against violence

Protection against violence

Friday, 05 February 2021 — Compassion International

At home, Eva was surrounded by violence, but she found refuge at her Compassion Centre. Learn how her story inspired staff to transform an entire community. 



 

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