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A married couple sitting outside with their child

Health And Parenting Skills

Help Provide Parenting Skills Programs

Compassion trains parents in poverty to better care for their children through education, awareness, and prevention.

Parenting is hard, especially for moms and dads living in poverty.

Raising children is no easy feat. But for moms and dads living in poverty, the struggle is intensified. Many are unable to access their children’s basic needs, such as food, shelter and medical care.

This difficulty and others cause overwhelming stress for parents who want nothing more than to see their children thrive. You can help us provide the skills training and emotional support parents need to raise happy, healthy children.

1.4 Million

deaths under age 5 

are preventable through breastfeeding education


of children report physical abuse 

frequently in their home

300 Million

children worldwide 

are estimated to go to bed hungry, everyday

Sources: www.childinfo.org, www.crin.org, www.who.int, www.unaids.org, www.unicef.org

How We Help Parents Succeed

The Parenting Skills fund allows Compassion programs to invest in the lives of local parents, teaching them how to raise healthy and responsible children.

Many parents of Compassion-assisted children struggle to raise their children in the harsh circumstances where they live. Donate today, and help parents become confident family leaders!

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Basic Education

Adult reading and writing skills
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Health Care Education

Disease awareness and prevention and hygiene and sanitation classes
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Emotional Support

Parenting and marriage workshops, seminars for domestic violence and child abuse, and community support

Your contributions are stewarded wisely to help children around the world.

We're committed to the highest standards of financial integrity and accountability, only using money for the purpose it was raised, regularly performing audits to ensure our programs are well managed and funds are properly disbursed and applied. We balance low administrative and fundraising costs with high-quality programs.

of total expenses were for program development and delivery.
of total expenses went to fundraising to further advance the mission.
of total expenses went to administration to reach even more children.
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We exceed governance benchmarks.

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Your support helps parents like Angel.

When Angel, a 33-year-old mother from Indonesia, gave birth to her first daughter, Karunia, she didn’t expect the challenges that would come next. Karunia was born with Apert syndrome, a medical condition that causes the fusion of the bones in the hands, feet and skull.

The first few years after Karunia was born were difficult for Angel. While she had always wanted to be a mother, she began to doubt her abilities. Angel joined the Survival initiative at a local Compassion center, where she learned how to care for her daughter.

The support she received gave Angel the confidence she needed to raise Karunia. Now, as a teenager, Karunia radiates positivity and self-confidence, all because of the unwavering love of her mother.

“Through the programs at the Compassion center, I was greatly helped to understand about my responsibility as a mother for my daughter…I believe that when God gave her to me, God Himself gave me the ability to raise her.” — Angel, Karunia’s mother

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