UNESCO Report

A recent UNESCO report paints a gloomy picture of the state of the world’s education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where 1 in 3 children “fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work.”

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Making the Grade for Children in Need

A recent UNESCO report paints a gloomy picture of the state of the world’s education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where 1 in 3 children “fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work.”

One of Compassion’s foundational, stated objectives for our sponsored children in every region where we minister is “the completion of at least primary school, cultivating unique vocational interests and intelligence, and learning and utilizing at least one income-generating skill.”

In other words, Compassion sponsorship provides assisted children with the fees, uniforms and supplies needed to attend a local school. In addition, they receive extra tutoring and academic assistance at their Compassion centers based on an age-appropriate, locally contextualized curriculum.

Beyond that, Compassion’s “nonformal” education programs provide older children with opportunities to learn marketable skills from tailoring to carpentry to auto mechanics. With these skills, they graduate from the Compassion sponsorship program with the confidence and knowledge they need to adequately provide for themselves and their families.

Learn more about Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program.

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New Covenant Bible Church

“The purpose is to encourage people during the Advent season to take some of the money that they would normally spend on themselves, or on presents, to help bring relief in the name of Jesus somewhere around the world,”

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