What happens when a child graduates from a Compassion project? Where can they go?
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With all the publicity, hysteria and at times manic excitement over the new royal baby, Prince George, I’ve been contemplating what type of life a child being born this year can expect to have.
By Bob McCoy “It’s not every day that you hear of three 16 year old Irish schoolboys sponsoring a 16 year old boy in Ecuador to go to school and, hopefully, experience the same opportunities in life as the three Irish schoolboys will have,” says Peter Mercier of Compassion Ireland.
Can you see the marks? The marks of students who have struggled at this desk, persevered despite their circumstances.
My name is Radhika. My father abandoned me when I was a year old. My mother got married a second time and since then she has never bothered about me at all. My second dad won’t accept another man’s child as his child. All this upsets me very much.
Children at the Nyarkrom Presby Child Development Centre in Ghana are taught the power of prayer – how to pray and the importance of relying on prayer at all times. Leaders at the center did not realise just how deeply the children were being impacted by that instruction, however, until one of the girls prayed […]
I missed my graduation from university. I was working in another country and didn’t have the opportunity to get back. It would have been good to be there, but it just wasn’t possible. On Tuesday, I had the privilege of watching the graduation of the Leadership Development Programme students in Rwanda. Now this is not […]
Merly Anai’s two-room plywood home with a missing door is at the top of a steep hill. As I walk inside the small house, the uneven dirt floor makes my steps uncertain as I greet Merly Anai, who stares at me with wide eyes, probably wondering who is this stranger, and what does she wants […]
This morning I received an e-mail from the USA. A very common occurrence for us in the office, so it’s nothing to get excited about. But if I step back and think about it for a minute, it is actually very impressive that I can have an instant communication with someone that is on another […]
As I was walking to the office this morning I had the opportunity to overhear a mother talking to her young child as they walked to school. There he was on his scooter, probably in his first term of school, travelling alongside his mum. And as she walked along, she was explaining the finer points […]