We were thrilled to catch the attention of Prime Living Magazine in their current November/December issue. The Compassion Experience was featured as their full page “parting shot” segment. The theme of “giving back” featured the Compassion Experience and stated that that we had caught their attention by being an interactive and unparalleled exhibit that will be visiting locations in Texas throughout the fall. We are sure grateful to the good folks at Prime for this kind of attention and are indeed looking forward to our 2015-16 Texas dates! Here are our current event listings for our upcoming events in Texas. Keep checking back at The Compassion Experience website as new dates are often being added.
For more information and event updates, visit The Compassion Experience website.
With the recent outbreak of Ebola in West African countries, many sponsors have been asking if their children are safe.
First and foremost, no Compassion children or staff have been directly affected. Still, we are taking precautionary measures to protect our children and staff should the outbreak spread into the countries where we work. If your Compassion-sponsored child has been impacted we will contact you directly.
Read the rest of the update on Compassion’s response to the Ebola outbreak at http://blog.compassion.com#ixzz3A7N1kRw
The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has turned many conversations toward the state of health care in developing nations. Under-developed or non-existent health care systems often leave children at higher risk than others:
- In 2010, malaria caused an estimated 655,000 deaths, mostly among African children.
- 91 percent of all malaria deaths currently occur in Africa and most of these deaths are among children under five years of age.
- Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide.
- Pneumonia kills an estimated 1.4 million children under the age of five every year – more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
- In 2010, there were 139,300 measles deaths globally – nearly 380 deaths every day or 15 deaths every hour – mostly children under the age of five.
Most of the diseases affecting impoverished children are preventable or treatable:
- Pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics, but only 30 percent of children with pneumonia receive the antibiotics they need.
- Measles vaccination resulted in a 74 percent drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2010 worldwide.
- Sleeping under a mosquito net is an effective method of preventing Malaria, but few impoverished families can afford to provide one for their children.
It’s a big, but solvable problem. You can make a significant impact on the life and health of one child.
Sponsor a child today!
Sources: www.unicef.org, www.childinfo.org, www.crin.org, www.who.int, www.globalisses.com
If there is one thing we’ve learned time and time again at Compassion Experience events, it’s that kids can have a huge impact on the world if they are allowed to.
The Flaig family visited an event in Spokane, WA and the kids asked their parents how they could sponsor through Compassion. After some conversation, the four siblings decided they could each forego $10 per month of their chore money to support four other kids in developing countries.
When one of our staff asked how long they’d be committing $10 of chore money to their sponsored kids, their mom responded, ‘Until they graduate!’ which promptly caused the youngest daughter to burst into tears. ‘Until you graduate’ is a long time to give $10 per month when you’re in elementary school!
She recovered quickly, though, and could be seen smiling and laughing as she left the event. Because of their sacrifice, four other kids around the world are also smiling and laughing at the joy of having sponsors.
Remember that when you give your kids the opportunity to come up with a way to get involved, they may surprise you with their creativity. Thank you, Flaig family, for setting such a great example!
Compassion’s work in India began in 1968. Currently, more than 131,500 children participate in 567 child development centers. Compassion partners with churches to help them provide Indian children with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be.
The story of Brinda is currently featured at Change the Story: The Compassion Experience — an immersive, international event touring the US in 2014. Brinda grew up in poverty in India, and through the support of a Compassion sponsor and a local church, saw her life transformed.
You can step into Brinda’s daily life in India — without leaving the US. You’ll journey with her from poverty to hope at The Compassion Experience. It’s free and appropriate for all ages.
>>Click here to see if the tour will be near you this year!