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

Out of a mother’s nightmare comes hope after toddler falls from a second-storey window

Out of a mother’s nightmare comes hope after toddler falls from a second-storey window

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 — Compassion International

When three-year-old Brisaida fell from the second storey of her house, her mother couldn’t utter a word. How was her daughter going to receive the urgent help that she needed in a country where health services are inadequate? Read on to find out how this story ends. 
 

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Sponsor gives the gift of space to sleep

Sponsor gives the gift of space to sleep

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 — Compassion International

Paulin and his siblings used to spend their nights barely fitting in their small house. But Paulin's family received a financial gift that allowed them to build a house. Now they have space to spread out at night. 
 

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Ten photos that bring to life our Empowher women

Ten photos that bring to life our Empowher women's events

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 — Grace Ellis

Tearfund hosted two Empowher women's events, one at Eastgate Christian Centre and one at The Upper Room. The events were a great opportunity to bring women together, be encouraged and do something powerful in the lives of mothers and babies in Indonesia through our new Mums and Bubs project. Take a look at ten photos that bring to life the events!
 

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New Zealand fails to fully meet minimum standards to eliminate trafficking

New Zealand fails to fully meet minimum standards to eliminate trafficking

Monday, 26 July 2021 — Morgan Theakston

On July 30, it is World Trafficking in Persons Day and we're shedding light on why the recent US TIP Report has downgraded New Zealand to Tier 2. When it comes to government efforts to prosecute and prevent human trafficking, New Zealand is falling behind the UK, US, Australia, France and many other countries.
 

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Siblings are top achievers despite their struggles

Siblings are top achievers despite their struggles

Monday, 26 July 2021 — Compassion International

Although they were found struggling to survive, educating their children has always remained a priority for Nitsuha and Amanuel’s parents living in Ethiopia. With support from Compassion, the siblings scored the highest grades in their classes.

 

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What you need to know about keeping your sponsored child safe

What you need to know about keeping your sponsored child safe

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 — Compassion International

As a child sponsor, you may have noticed some changes in the letters from your child and our communications about them over the past several months. The Information Age has created new risks. So, Compassion and Tearfund are making ever-greater efforts to protect children’s names and locations — and, therefore, their privacy and safety.


 

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Did you miss the Empowher event? Here

Did you miss the Empowher event? Here's a recap!

Monday, 05 July 2021 — Grace Ellis

On Thursday, June 24, Tearfund hosted Empowher, a women’s event, at The Upper Room. The event was an incredible opportunity to bring women together, be encouraged, and do something powerful in the lives of mothers and babies in Indonesia through our new Mums and Bubs project.
 

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