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Through a holistic approach to child development, we carefully blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care to release children from poverty.
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Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about the coronavirus pandemic is that there doesn’t seem to be an area that it hasn’t touched. Regardless of location or industry, there is a new normal everywhere you look – and more vulnerable people than ever before. With such an overwhelming need for support, where do you even begin helping? Compassion International was faced with that same challenge. The charity works through partnerships with thousands of churches around the world to release children from poverty. Their work is widespread and addresses a variety of needs, including supporting mothers and infants, providing clean…

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Collapsed classrooms. Crumbled rooves. Terrified children. The earthquake that strucksouthern Haiti in August 2021 caused widespread damage and left behind a lot of questions. With more than 70% of schools in the region affected, the new school year, set to start in October,was seriously compromised. Most schools were severely damaged or destroyed—and even those not so badly affected were in no position to open their classroom doors.Parents were afraid their children might not be able to return to school or meetin Compassion’scenters.In Haiti, many schools meet at local churchesand use the same facilities as the child development center. “Helping kids going back to school after the earthquake was an emergency,” said Marc-Henry, a Compassion projectfacilitator. In the mayhem and uncertainty, urgent,concrete responses were necessary. Local workers’immediate priority was to ensure the well-being of families through healthcare, psychological support, economic assistance and food supplies.But education is also a key to allow…