1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty today and over 400 million of them are children. Poverty affects everyone in different ways, but it is children who are hit the hardest when faced with an endless cycle that crushes any shred of hope for a better tomorrow.
As the Church, we have the responsibility to do something.
Our partnership with Compassion allows us to take what is impossible to do as individuals and see it become reality as we work together to see extraordinary transformation take place.
Compassion is a child sponsorship organisation that is committed to the spiritual, economic, social and physical development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. They have over 60 years’ experience of working with some of the poorest communities in the world. Today, over 1.7 million children are receiving life-transforming care through Compassion’s church-based programmes.
At Hillsong Church, we have a vision to extinguish poverty in Uganda through our long-standing partnership with Compassion. We have been focusing on a couple of areas in Western Uganda.
CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Compassion believes connecting one child with one sponsor is the most strategic way to end childhood poverty. Through monthly donations, prayer and letter writing, sponsors invest in the lives of children living in extreme poverty. Children attend church-based child development centres where they receive life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be out of their reach. Every sponsor child has the opportunity to develop their God-given potential and be released from the poverty that has trapped their families for generations.