Why do I support Compassion?


Why do I support Compassion Child Sponsorship? Quite simply … it works. And the research proves it.

There is a handful of aid agencies and causes that I wholeheartedly endorse and Compassion is right up there at the top of the list. I’ve been overseas to see the effect of their work first hand in Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Recent research published in the Journal of Political Economy backs up the impact of the work Compassion is doing.

Independent researchers have conducted an in-depth study into the success of Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program, with results published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of Political Economy — one of the most prestigious economics journals in the world.

The results of the study show that children who participated in Compassion’s holistic Child Sponsorship Program stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaried employment and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in Compassion’s program.

I’d encourage you to read more about the research findings.

There are many children waiting for you to give them a hand up through Compassion Child Sponsorship. You can make a dramatic difference to their lives.

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About the author

Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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