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The Goal is Christ

By Roz Walsh with Ana Rafaela Since 1987, Compassion has been working in Brazil and is currently supporting nearly 39,000 children living in poverty. Renowned for lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and a passion for football, the South American nation will be firmly centre stage during the 2014 World Cup. Of the nine cities taking part […]

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When culture becomes dangerous

Fourteen-year-old twin sisters, Lemayian*and Nashipai*, visited their mother expecting to be welcomed with love and acceptance. Instead, inside their house sat an old lady, who they knew performed female genital mutilation (FGM). Young Maasai women undergo female circumcision as part of an elaborate rite of passage that initiates young girls into adulthood and, ultimately, early […]

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Across the world protests are being held following the abduction of 234 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by militant group, Boko Haram. The girls were taken as they prepared to sit their final exams at one of the few schools still open in the north-eastern state of Borno. The abduction of the schoolgirls is an important reminder […]

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A place to be children

Like many children in poverty, Giow comes from a broken family. Nine-year-old Giow has to support her mother, who cannot perform any physical labour due to post-stroke fatigue. Every evening after school, Giow walks to her aunt’s restaurant to work until late in the evening in order to provide a source of income for her […]

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