Compassion understands that children grow in the context of their families. For this reason, each Compassion church partner has a child development center committee. This is a team of decision makers for the center. The committee has various members, including center workers, members and staff of the church and parents. In this way, some parents represent other parents in the decision-making processes of the center.
We also give weight to caring for parental needs — the parents' well-being directly relates to the welfare of their children. It's often possible for us to include parents in training activities and arrange for special classes in:
- Parenting skills
- Child care
- Income generation or other useful skills