THE 113 Speech
21 February 2013
Compassion International: Child Sponsorship
Introduction (Play video)
1 (Provide two statistics) Did you ever think you could change the life story of the weak and vulnerable? Well, you can! Today, I want to share with you the importance of what you can do to change a child’s story.
2 Today, many children are living in poverty and exploitation. Many of those places are within the 26 poorest countries that Compassion International serves.
3 Compassion is well known and used by celebrities and other national foundations.
4 Compassion uses a holistic method of child development
5 An average person can minimize and eliminate the exploitation and poverty through the organization Compassion International.
Child sponsorship lifts children out of poverty/exploitation.
1 Fox News.com reported, “In Brazil’s poorest regions, mothers, many of whom are stuck in the sex trade, often push their own daughter’s into the business at age 12 or younger to increase the family’s meager income” (para. 7).
2 Compassion Serves in 26 Developing Countries, “19 were placed in the “Tier 2 category” (“governments who don’t fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)” (para. 3-4).
3 “Compassion International takes a long-term strategy by tackling the underlying issues that make child enslavement possible. Prevention through education, care and nurture is how we (Compassion) work to protect all of the 1.2 million children we (Compassion) serve around the world” (para. 9).
Is child sponsorship with Compassion real/legitimate?
1 Yes! Compassion is independently audited by several agencies including Charity Navigator 4 star ranking for 11 consecutive years, Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “Top Rated Charity-#23 on Top 400 list”, Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, Forbes ranks it as #15 on its Largest Charities List, and Non-Profit Times ranks...