Child in college

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One of my sponsored children is in college. I was under the impression that only the ones in the LDP program went to college while in Compassion's program. Could you explain this to me? I am very happy for her that she has this opportunity!!, but I was just curious how that works.

Also, I was wondering if she has a previous photo and how many previous sponsors she has had. Thanks!

My # 3297568
Her name is April.
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Hi Marissa!    Someone from Compassion will answer your question soon but I wanted to tell you I have a college student, too, that is not LDP.  Mine is in India and knows English so I send her lots of reading material to help her improve her English and she loves it!  LDP is college with extra training in theology and leadership development.  It is extremely competitive to get into and is a wonderful program.   Are you on Facebook?  There is a private group of sponsors on Facebook.  It is private to protect the kids and if you want to join it send an email to  and ask to join Compassion Sponsors/Correspondents Facebook Forum.  It is pretty helpful to talk with other sponsors and get ideas of what to send your students.
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Hi Marissa! Some of our adolescents are able to attend university while they are in the sponsorship program. Only 1 of every 360 students can be accepted into the Leadership Development Program. Our long term goal is to move from a selective, stand-alone program  with LDP to a more consistent, integrated approach that will impact every student in our programs. We want to improve development opportunities opportunities for all of our students ages twelve and above. We know that college is not for every child so we offer them vocational training opportunities. For those who are willing and able to go to college, we want to help them and to finish developing them well while they are in the sponsorship program. Currently, some students and families are working hard to put themselves through college and some of them receive assistance through the Compassion program. We want to do this more and more. I am sending you an email with some more information on April.

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