Through sponsorship, you help give a child or youth access to education, the gospel, health care and hope for a better future.
Youth in our program report improvements in several critical areas:
Growth in Christ: Compared with their nonregistered peers, 16- to 18-year-old participants are growing in their faith. They are 8% more likely to own a Bible, 5% more likely to read it and are 13% more likely to disciple others. In addition, they’re 8% more likely to serve in the church.
Economic self-sufficiency: Your support can help a child become economically self-sufficient. Youth in Compassion’s program in Kenya are 9% more likely to have an adult who provides career guidance and 54% more likely to have an income-generating skill.
Well-being: Compared with their peers who aren’t in the program, registered youth in Kenya are 8% more likely to purify their water before drinking it and 12% more likely to know how to access a doctor.
Youth agency: Kenyan youth registered in our program are 10% more likely than their nonregistered peers to believe that their past circumstances will not dictate their future success.
Child protection: Your support is helping to protect children from abuse and exploitation. Sponsored children in Kenya are 7% more likely to report sexual violence than their peers who aren’t in the program. Please note: That doesn’t mean they are more likely to experience sexual violence; it means they feel safer reporting it and have trusted adults at their Compassion centers to confide in.