Defeating Poverty Through Holistic Development

Rekasing children from poverty Compassion Lin Jesus' name Why HOLISTIC Child Denelopment? 1 WHAT IS IT? Imagine a car a house WITH ONLY 3 WHEELS. OR WITH NO ROOF When one key component is lacking, a car or a house can't live up to its full potential. Now - what about a child? Especially one who lives in abject poverty? He or she is created with four integral dimensions: mind, body, heart and spirit. MIND SPIRIT So when it comes to releasing a child from poverty, WHY ADDRESS JUST ONE OF THESE NEEDS BODY – or just two or three-WHEN ALL FOUR ARE CRUCIAL? HEART Compassion focuses on developing the mhole child that helps release children from poverty instead of merely sustaining them through it. - an approach 2 HOW IS IT DONE? Around the world, more than 1.2 million impoverished kids now attend Compassion-assisted, church-based child development centers in their neighborhoods. There they receive nurture of: THE HEART THE MIND love and encouragement from personal sponsors after-school tutoring sending and receiving letters from personal sponsors assistance with school fees, supplies and uniforms loving attention from program staff life-skills and vocational training literacy classes, craft and music workshops development of basic social skills, including respect for others THE BODY THE SPIRIT learning that God loves them medical checkups, immunizations and care age- and culture-appropriate presentations of the gospel nutritional support Bible study, singing and prayer, Christian education health, sanitation and hygiene education family health education service projects to help others Holistic BODY, MIND, HEART AND SPIRIT. IT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. Releasing children from poverty Compassion COMPASSION.COM/HOLISTIC Tin Jesus' name

Defeating Poverty Through Holistic Development

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What is holistic child development and how is it different than every other strategy to defeat the cycle of poverty?


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