Core Programs

Core Programs

Visit our Holistic Child Development Model website to learn how our approach works long-term to equip children today to become independent Christian adults.

Visit the Compassion Distinctives site and learn how we fight poverty through being Christ centered, child focused, church based and committed to integrity.

Development through our Christian child advocacy ministry

All of Compassion's programs are rooted in Christian child development and child advocacy. It's truly a long-term process, beginning in some cases with prenatal care and going all the way through leadership development for qualified young adults.

child-survival-program.jpgChild Survival Program

Designed to protect the child from the time of conception, this program not only saves lives but helps ensure healthy pregnancies and gives vulnerable babies a healthier start in life. At-risk mothers receive:

  • prenatal and ongoing health care
  • supplemental food
  • hygiene and nutrition instruction
  • job-skills training

child-sponsorship-program.jpgChild Sponsorship Program

Through the support and encouragement of a sponsor to a child, and in partnership with a church in that child’s community, this program focuses on the long-term needs of children in poverty including:

  • spiritual growth
  • education and vocation
  • relationships with others
  • self-discipline
  • personal health

leadership-development-program.jpgLeadership Development Program

This program affords outstanding Compassion-sponsored secondary school graduates the opportunity to end the cycle of poverty by:

  • pursuing premier Christian leadership training
  • obtaining a university degree
  • discipleship opportunities

More than 1,500 Leadership Development Program graduates work in their home countries as doctors, lawyers, teachers, pastors and more.

Complementary-intervention-program.jpgComplementary Interventions

Through this program, Compassion tackles unforeseen barriers to a child’s healthy development by addressing issues caused by natural disasters, health epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, inadequate housing, sanitary and hygiene needs, and unsafe drinking water.