Compassion International sponsors child care for communities in need in many countries in Africa, Asia, and South America, from prenatal care all the way to undergraduate degree assistance. Supporters can sponsor a individual child, or donate to one of the organization’s many programs.
In the field of child development, Compassion International commits to long-term involvement in the lives of the children it supports. Tailored to suit each child’s age, gender, health, and culture, the program provides school fees, tutoring and homework help, clothing, and many other necessities.
Children involved with Compassion International take part in sports and other physical activities designed to improve their motor skills. They are encouraged to develop self-confidence and social skills through guidance programs, and are also taught about the Christian faith.
Compassion International chooses participants based on a variety of criteria. Most children chosen are under the age of 10, and many are from impoverished families. Priority is granted to children who are malnourished or suffering from chronic illness, and those who have been orphaned or exploited.