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Today is World Day Against #HumanTrafficking in Persons. Approximately 1 in 3 #trafficking victims are children. These kids are robbed of their childhood, #freedom and #hope.
But this can be prevented. Our programs ensure that children are known, loved, and protected. #Childdevelopment allows thes
now by helping these at-risk children. - compassion.com/trafficking
For some, #coffee might be a way to wake up (or stay awake!) during the day.
For women in our Child Survival Program in #Ethiopia, coffee ceremonies allow them to gather, share stories, encourage each other and learn basic care for their babies.
A staff member happily prepares mugs for the women g
The reach of #humantrafficking
is long and its effects are devastating to kids living in poverty.
Thursday is World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Join us in our fight against #humantrafficking
As part of our program in #Kenya, 14-year-old Julius learns about the wonderful #hope that is found in Jesus. Here, he reads his favorite passage:
Psalm 23:1 "The Lord is my Shepherd, He gives me everything I need"
What is your favorite verse in #theBible?
Hector lives in poverty, but that hasn't stopped him from his passion for #painting. At 10 years old, he won a prestigious national #art contest.
Hector is part of our program in #Mexico, which empowers the local church and his grandmother to help him continue to thrive and develop his God-given ta
This sleepy baby looks so cozy napping in a #hammock in a remote village on the border of #Thailand and #Myanmar. His mother is part of our Child Survival Program, where she is learning important tips and skills to care for her baby.
How are you celebrating #NationalHammockDay today?
These goofy cuties in #Kenya are experts at the chicken dance!
They put big smiles on our faces – we hope they brighten up your day, too. Happy #Monday!
5-year-old Maia loves to #sing, #dance and #play. She is living in #poverty, but this sweet girl is full of #hope.
When Maia's sponsor, Julie (a summer @compassioninterns) visited Maia in the #DominicanRepublic, she left with complete trust that Maia is in good hands.
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Sweet Michelle in the #Philippines is drawing a picture for her sponsor! Children love receiving letters - and they also love sending back their own creations.
We would love to see drawings or letters from the child you sponsor! Upload a photo of your latest letter and use #compassionletter in your
4-year-old Nicholas and his friends in #Uganda take #prayer very seriously – and so do we. Their adorable concentration is inspiring, isn’t it?
We believe prayer is powerful. Let us know what you are praying for the child you sponsor – we would love to join you in prayer!
Everyone loves getting a letter in the mail!
We can practically feel the excitement of these boys in #Ethiopia as they gather around their buddy who got a #compassionletter from his sponsor! Letters mean the world to children, helping them feel special and loved.
In Tanzania, moms and babies are getting a healthy start with @compassion
All this #WorldCup excitement makes us think of the children who are soccer fans all around the world! In most countries, #soccer – oh, alright – #futbol is the national sport.
Mayenci, Elena and Flor cheer for Compassion Soccer team players in #ElSalvador during a tournament. Through sports, our S
9 million children a year never make it to their fifth birthday. This is often due to #poverty and lack of resources for mothers and babies.
However, as part of our Child Survival Program in #Brazil, Liliane is learning valuable skills and information on #nutrition, #development and infant growth.
Having healthy teeth is something many take for granted, but children in #poverty often experience oral disease and tooth decay.
Proper hygiene is a crucial part of holistic child development – it means healthier individuals, increased likelihood for employment, and improved communities overall. Th
Happy #Friday! 16-year-old Juan Carlos in #ElSalvador and his little green buddy just made our day!
What kind of #bird do you think this is?
#parrot #parakeet #redloredamazon #macaw #toucan #torogoz
Girls are among the most disadvantaged in #Guatemala, with less than 30% enrolled in school and many forced to drop out to help provide for their families.
But this little cutie in #pink has so many reasons to smile! As a part of our Child Development Sponsorship Program, she receives an #education
It is crucial to recognize, encourage and develop each child’s unique interests and skills.
18-year-old Juan Carlos, who is part of our Child Development Sponsorship Program in #Guatemala, is learning #woodworking and #carpentry skills - and he's great at it! This allows him to earn money doing wha
These kids in Malindi, #Kenya gathered earlier this week to celebrate International #DayoftheAfricanChild with a songs and a parade! #DAC2015
Now, it's your turn to join the celebration.
Finish this sentence: "Africa Is..."
In celebration of our 1000th post, #tbt to our very first Instagram and Malee’s new house!
Malee cooks for her family in her thatched grass home in #Thailand. Her family of 9 used to live in a small hut, but with the help of staff members at the nearest Child Development Center, Malee’s family now
Little Awiho lives in #Africa – where, in some countries, as many as 52% of girls are married before the age of 18. Many families consider #childmarriage as their best option to ease their financial burdens. However, this often denies girls #education and #employment opportunities, thus continuing t
Empowerment and education for young girls is paramount in the fight to end #childmarriage
in Africa. #DAC2015
Today is #WorldDayAgainstChildLabor. 150 million children in developing countries are involved in #childlabor. Often working 9+ hours a day, these kids are robbed of their #childhood.
But through #childsponsorship and the #localchurch, children enrolled in our programs are surrounded by caring staf