Compassion Podcast

Compassion Podcast

Join Compassion graduate Jane’alam Sheikh (Janay) to lift the lid on Compassion’s ministry. Through honest and engaging conversations with team members on the ground, go deeper into current international development issues. Go deeper into the difference you’re making through your sponsorship. Go deeper in learning how the global Church is impacting local communities.

Explore the complexities of poverty

“International development is messy and there’s sometimes no easy answers. Compassion child sponsorship can sound like a simple solution to a complicated problem. But the truth is more complex and more fascinating too.

“I invite you to join me and learn more about how Compassion’s church partners are adapting and responding to issues in their communities. I know first-hand that there’s so much depth in how Compassion’s model works.” —Jane’alam Sheikh, Compassion Graduate and Podcast Presenter

Download the Compassion UK App to listen

The Compassion UK and Ireland Podcast is available now on the Compassion UK App. Whether you’re an existing sponsor or new to us, you can download the app for free on iTunes and the Google Play Store.


Hear the undiscovered story of Compassion’s work

Take a listen to the first four episodes of the podcast as we unpack current poverty issues and learn more about how the local church is responding. Be prompted and equipped to pray.

Episode 1: Poverty, Leadership and the Local Church

In this special first edition, Janay speaks with Edouard Lassegue, Compassion’s Vice President of the Latin America & Caribbean Region. This episode is the first part of their conversation, focusing on Edouard’s home country of Haiti and the calling over his life to serve in leadership.

Episode 2: Natural Disasters and Gang Violence in Latin America

Janay continues his conversation with Edouard Lassegue, as they explore the unique challenges faced by churches and Compassion teams across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Episode 3: COVID and OSEC in the Philippines

Janay speaks with Noel Pabiona, who oversees Compassion’s work in the Philippines. They discuss the impact of COVID and the challenges young girls face from Onine Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC).

Episode 4: Child Marriage and Child Protection in Bangladesh

Listen in as Janay meets Liz Halder, a child protection specialist working in Bangladesh. They discuss Compassion’s Stop the Weddings campaign, highlighting the damage early marriage causes, as well as discussing the impact the global food crisis is making in Bangladesh.

Episode 5: Maternal Health and Early Child Survival in Kenya

In this episode, Janay is joined by Kate Naliaka who works in a global health advisory capacity, specialising in early child survival and maternal health. Hear Kate speak about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s development and how Compassion’s church partners are making a crucial difference in this area.

Listen today

You can listen to the Compassion UK and Ireland Podcast on the Compassion UK App or wherever you usually listen to your podcasts, including Spotify.

Darren Quinnell

Words by Darren Quinnell


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