Compassion is a potent advocate for children; any child that participates in our programs stands a great chance of experiencing powerful changes in character, understanding, attitude and behavior.
Compassion is not just a child sponsorship organization though. We are a child development organization.
Child development begins with a commitment to the children and families we serve and extends beyond simple involvement in their lives to long-term dedication and perseverance. Child development is an investment — an investment of time for a lifetime.
Child development is dynamic. It changes as a child’s needs change. It’s personal, individualized and relational. And it’s tailored to ages, gender, health, cultures and family situations.
Child development equips children today with the skills to succeed tomorrow. It’s long term. It doesn’t occur overnight, and it's why we employ a holistic model in our work: Child Survival, Child Sponsorship, Leadership Development and Complementary Interventions. Taken together, these four things are "how we do" what we do. They are how we develop the children we serve, the children you sponsor.