About Compassion Youth Development
    What Is Compassion’s Youth Development Initiative?

    Every young person deserves to dream big and achieve his or her God-given potential. See how Compassion’s Youth Development initiative is helping to make that possible!

    Child Sponsorship Photos and Videos
    Compassion Centers Around the World

    Have you ever wondered how a Compassion center in a Kenyan slum compares with one in the jungles of Thailand? In this photo essay, see centers around the world and learn just how children are served there!

    Ecuador
    A Gift of Faithfulness

    "My Father God’s essence is faithfulness, and He showed me that virtue in the midst of my family’s brokenness through Himself and through my sponsor."

    Country Trips Peru Child Sponsorship
    What Happens When a Sponsor and Child Meet?

    In this powerful blog, read the story of a sponsor and child who built a relationship for 14 years before they were able to meet in person!

    India
    A Gift of Inclusion

    The letters Satish received from his sponsors were filled with love, and they included him as one of their own family.

    Dominican Republic
    A Gift of Acceptance

    "My father never thinks about me, but my sponsor took time to let me know that she was thinking about me."

    Child Sponsorship Sponsors and Donors
    Celebrating 2017 — And Looking Forward to 2018!

    It has been an amazing year — and that’s largely due to you! Celebrate the highlights of 2017 as we prepare for the year ahead!

    Child Development Workers Philippines
    Leaving a Legacy

    A Compassion tutor inspires a motherless little girl to keep dreaming — and in the process leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten.

    Survival Guatemala
    "I Knocked on the Door"

    A young, abused mother in Guatemala knocks on the door of a church when her newborn daughter faces a life-or-death medical situation.

    Advocacy Philippines
    Forever Grateful

    Even though Layla was only with Compassion for seven years, the seeds that her sponsor planted have made her an advocate for other children in poverty!

    Critical Needs Togo
    Down to Zero

    Children in a Compassion center in Togo are plagued by hunger. See how they used a mushroom farm to get those malnutrition rates down to zero!

    Christmas Family
    A Compassion Christmas Playlist

    Take Christmas cheer with you wherever you go with Compassion’s Christmas playlist on Spotify. Stay jolly with music by Compassion artists who have a heart for kids in poverty — just like you!