Custom Visits

Visit Sponsored Children

Custom Visits

Whether you want to visit a student center or meet your sponsored child, we will facilitate your visit by coordinating all the logistics and providing an in-country visit host.

We request a minimum of eight weeks advance notice to coordinate a visit. Visit requests with less than eight weeks advance notice will be considered on a case by case basis, and approvals are limited.

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The typical custom visit can include:

  • A visit at your child’s home
  • A tour of your child’s development center
  • A meal together
  • A fun outing to a local attraction, such as a park or zoo

Our staff can recommend the best location and activities for your visit, taking your preferences into account.

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Visiting a child development center is an ideal way to experience our work work first-hand.

  • All child development center visit take place in a city where a Compassion country office is located. You will find a list of corresponding cities and countries in the request form.
  • We will provide a trained guide for your visit.

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Group visits can be for two sponsors traveling together to a large mission team. They include a day to meet your respective sponsored children.

A typical group visit can include:

  • Bringing the sponsored children to the group’s location (such as hotel) or a Compassion child development center.
  • Arranging an outing for all the sponsored children to gather at a fun local attraction, such as a park or zoo.
  • Hosting a meal with your sponsored child.

Each group visit must have a designated contact person, who will be responsible for submitting the visit request and passing information to the other group members.