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Independent research proves that Compassion’s sponsorship programme gives children a life-changing foundation of primary education, vocational skills training and a mentor to help them plan for their future. Our Education Interventions enable children to go even further.
Donate today and you can help provide greater education opportunities for young people including scholarships for secondary school and university, vocational training for parents, plus credit and saving schemes for vulnerable families.
In the Dominican Republic, 18-year-old Bedarlin’s biggest dream is to graduate from college and buy a house for her mother. With support from Compassion’s Education Interventions, Bedarlin is working hard to make this dream a reality.
Now, Bedarlin’s biggest dream is to graduate from college and buy a house for her mother – so she doesn’t need to worry when it rains. With support from Compassion’s Education Interventions, Bedarlin is working hard to make this dream a reality.
Bedarlin’s college tutors helped her to take an aptitude test to see which courses would best suit her. She was thrilled to discover that Physical Education was an option. “I used to play volleyball and loved running in my free time. I am passionate about everything that has to do with sports, and I also love teaching,” she says.
Bedarlin’s mother, Demetria, is hopeful that her daughter’s hard work at college will give her opportunities for a brighter future.
“Without the project, we would be poorer and live with less hope,” says Demetria. “With the help my daughter has received at the project, she has been able to take courses that I would never have been able to afford. Thanks to the project, she has been able to develop what God had already put in her.”
Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952. Over the last five years, donations from UK donors to our Education Interventions have enabled us to teach 18,342 individuals income-generating skills.
Thank God my life changed with the opportunity I had to continue my studies in Auto Mechanics. It has enabled me to work and support my family financially. It also makes me very happy because I will dedicate myself to something that I like and that will now be my job.
Martinez, El Salvador
At Compassion, your donation is used wisely to the greatest benefit to children in poverty.
A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions.
The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.
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