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9 ways you’ll make a difference to your sponsored child in 2017

Find out how sponsorship is changing lives.

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By sponsoring a child with Compassion in 2017, you'll make an incredible difference. You'll bring stability and security to a child living in the vulnerability of poverty. From all of us at Compassion UK - thank you.  

Your support will help your sponsored child to be:

1. Educated

Children in school uniform

Depending on where your sponsored child lives, part of your £25 a month will pay their school fees or go towards school uniforms and supplies. This is so vital! If you sponsor a girl, the fact that they’ll spend 2016 attending primary school will mean their eventual wages are likely to be 10-20 per cent higher.*

2. Valued

Children playing in Bolivia

Every week for 44 weeks of the next year, your sponsored child will attend a Compassion project. They'll receive love, guidance, teaching and care from a team of well-trained staff from the local church. They'll even have a designated staff member who is responsible for going the extra mile in caring for them!

3. Protected

Compassion project in Burkina Faso

Poverty places children at risk: abuse, enforced child labour, trafficking, FGM and child prostitution are to name just a few dangers. Because you enable your sponsored child to have weekly contact with their Compassion project, trained staff will notice if they're acting out of character or absent from project activities. Project workers will follow up and do everything they can to keep them safe.

4. Confident

Reading letters

Studies have shown that by writing two letters in 2017, you'll boost your child's self-esteem!

5. Healthy

Health check in El Salvador

You’ll enable your sponsored child to keep up-to-date with their immunisations and to receive a health screening. 

6. Well fed

Eating dinner in Guatemala

Your sponsored child will receive nutritious food at their project, and extra food packages to take home if they're at risk of malnutrition. 

7. Supported at home

Home visit in Uganda

Project workers from the local church will take time to get to know your sponsored child’s family, making sure they're safe and well. These everyday heroes will go out of their way to visit your sponsored child at home.  

8. Equipped

Learning in Indonesia

At their project, your child will be taught the Compassion curriculum which covers everything from Bible stories to practical skills like money management.

9. Empowered

Woodwork workshop

From bead-making to carpentry and baking, you'll give your sponsored child access to vocational training that will empower them to get a job in the future. 

A huge thank you to every one of our sponsors. Thank you for giving a child in poverty a brighter future. Thank you for joining us in the fight against poverty. Find out more about the difference you're making.

If you don't already sponsor a child, why not make it a New Year's resolution to empower a child today.

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Sources: Unicef, Child Sponsorship: Exploring Pathways to a Brighter Future

WORDS : Becca Stanley

PHOTOS : Compassion International

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