How are children selected for your program?

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 7 years ago
  • Answered
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members. The community moderator provided the following reason for archiving: no activity in 2 years

Photo of Angela

Angela

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 7 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Colleen

Colleen, Company Admin

  • 236 Posts
  • 33 Reply Likes
That is a great question Angela. We depend on the local Compassion staff in the countries that we work in to identify the children in their communities that would benefit the most from Compassions assistance. Some of the criteria that they look at is family income level, we want to help children that are the poorest of the poor. Does the child come from a single parent family or is there malnutrition issues with the child? We want to have a balance of male and female children in our programs, as well as Christians vs. non- Christians. We also only register children in the program that are between age 3 and nine.
Photo of Cory Naragon

Cory Naragon

  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I am curious as to how a child is selected to be listed on the compassion international website for sponsorship. I am looking for answers to more detailed questions such as: "Does the child need to live in a certain location?", "Do their guardians need to fall under a minimum amount of annual days employed?", "Do the child's guardian(s) income have to set below their country's or city's average by a certain amount?".

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
What requirements do children have to meet for sponsorship consideration?.
Photo of Becky

Becky, Champion

  • 280 Posts
  • 110 Reply Likes
You can find more details in this blog entry about how the local project staff choose which children to register:

http://blog.compassion.com/child-spon...
Photo of Cory Naragon

Cory Naragon

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thank you for your responses Colleen and Becky! You have been a big help.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.