Compassion' History - 1980s

History of Compassion International through the 1980s.

Compassion' History - 1980s

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Compassion moves its headquarters to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In December, Compassion introduces the Non-Formal Education (NFE) program. NFE includes educational activities and training outside of formal school to help children help themselves.

Hunger/Health funds are established to supplement and assist other Compassion programs in providing nutrition and health-related activities.


The Compassion Fund is introduced to provide extraordinary medical and education assistance to Compassion-sponsored children.

Compassion sets up the Unsponsored Children's Fund to help provide support to newly registered children waiting for a sponsor.

Tear Fund New Zealand becomes a cooperating country partner with Compassion.