A child’s development doesn’t hinge on one aspect of growth — like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty doesn’t attack just one area of a child’s life. To help a child break free from poverty, we need to address every aspect of a child’s development. Cognitive, or mental, development is one of those areas. Many of the children Compassion serves come from families where parents were unable to finish school. Without an education, their children follow in their footsteps, continuing the generational cycle.
To learn more, read this blog post about specific ways our church partners help children develop cognitively.