Here is a story from Rwanda, about sponsorship and friendship. Like he says in the video, sponsorship affects the sponsor as well as the child.
Here is a video from Compassion that talks about birthdays. Is it possible to sponsor a child on their birthday? Yes! At this link you can sponsor a child that is having a birthday today. Can you sponsor a child that shares your birth date? Absolutely. At the same link notice that you can “search for a child” (on the right side) and even choose the date of their birth. Many people sponsor a child for each of their own children, choosing children that share the exact same birth dates. How cool is that? Take a look at this great video:
Do parents in developing countries have big dreams for their children? Yes, of course they do! But those dreams are not often realized. Take a look at this video and you will see how important and real these dreams are, and also see the solution to bringing those dreams to fruition.
This film features what a difference vocational training makes for our sponsored children. This includes a variety of skills — plumbing, carpentry, cooking, sewing, welding, auto mechanics and technology — to name a few. Please enjoy hearing the wonderful story shared here.
Here is another compelling visit of a Compassion sponsor — Nick Vujicic. In this film he visits a child in Colombia (not his own sponsored child, but one with a story of hardship). You will not soon forget this video!