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.
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Kini’s destiny brought her under the blue roof of Compassion. In Bengali there is a proverb, “the color of sorrow is blue”. However, the blue of Compassion represents hope for Kini. In 2006, a Compassion Australia employee named David Harrison visited Bangladesh to experience the lives of children in extreme poverty.
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 […]
The Maasai tribe is one of the most recognisable tribes in the world, but many of the cultural practices carried out by the group continue to limit the development of young girls, and even endanger their lives. Through the local churches in Kenya, Compassion is challenging many of these damaging traditions and is offering young girls from […]
I think I am in the minority when it comes to maths; I love it. I love the fact that there are no grey areas; things are either right or wrong. Either you can prove something or you can’t. I can remember for one assignment at university being asked to prove that 1=1. An hour […]
Rubén started his first job when he was five. Barefoot and dirty, Rubén would stand beside his mother, Inés, at crowded bus stops, selling sandwiches and drinks. Before he was 10, Rubén had already worked three jobs — washing cars, fixing locks and polishing shoes.
When was the last time you thought about water? Not the water that you see on Frozen Planet or in the bottles stacked in your local shop – the water that flows from the tap in your house.