Jesus is at the centre of everything we do. Our programmes show God’s love to children living in poverty. Whilst Christ’s love motivates us, we help children and families from all backgrounds, regardless of belief.
We intentionally begin with children, the most vulnerable to the devastating effects of poverty. We support children in every area of their lives, tackling the root causes of poverty that hold them back.
We believe the Church is the hope of the world. We run our programmes in exclusive partnership with more than 8,500 local churches, across 29 countries, because they know their communities inside out.
We believe it’s an injustice that worldwide more than 356 million children live in extreme poverty*. And as Christians, we have a biblical call to care for the poor and love our neighbour.
That’s why Compassion works in partnership with local churches to release children from poverty, in Jesus’ name.
We’re a leading authority in holistic child development, giving children support in every core area of their lives. Our programmes support children's physical and mental wellbeing. They cultivate character and give children and young people the skills, access to education and motivation they need to be self-sufficient in the future. The care is given in the context of a local church community where children and their families can experience practical expressions of God’s love.
Graduates of our programmes often become changemakers, bringing hope and transformation to their families, communities, countries and beyond.
Compassion’s Child Survival Interventions keep mums safe during pregnancy and protect babies through their vital first 1,000 days of life.
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Our sponsorship programme empowers children by providing educational opportunities, nutritional support, medical check-ups and the support of their local church.
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Interventions remove obstacles preventing children from thriving, whether giving support after a natural disaster or providing access to medical treatment, safe water, educational resources and more.
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Our holistic child development model is tailored to a child’s age, gender, health, culture and family situation. Because we work through the local church, it’s also contextualized to fit the needs of the children in each community.
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Compassion has been a leader in Christian child development since 1952. Everything we do is focused on helping children achieve their God-given potential.
Independent research studies have shown that Compassion children have higher levels of happiness and self-efficacy. Sponsored children are also more likely than their unsponsored peers to:
A minimum of 80% is used to directly benefit children in poverty
We’re committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. Your donations are used wisely and strategically, and always for the greatest benefit of children in poverty.See exactly where your money goes ›
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