Why is my four year old sponsored child only attending meals/snacks?

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Napat is four years old, and I wonder if he could be getting some kind of education, like a preschool type education, under my sponsorship? His profile states he gets “meals/snacks” at project. Praying there is more a available??
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Kristi Worachek Hellenbrand

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I'm another sponsor. That is probably written to tell you that he is getting food, but it's highly unlikely that that is all he's getting! Compassion has a pretty impressive curriculum covering spiritual, cognitive, socioeconomic, and physical topics. When I went on a sponsor tour, the little 4-5-year-olds were learning about healthy eating, how to use a mosquito net, hygiene and many other things! The language they needed for school was also being slipped in subtly through other lessons. They also get regular medical checkups, special classes for the parents, and much more. So even though in many countries the kids don't go to school until 6 or 7, Compassion is giving them a good foundation in a whole range of knowledge!
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Jennifer, thank you so much for your reply! You have such a wonderful perspective having been on a sponsor tour!
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Kristi Worachek Hellenbrand

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Please advise how we can get a sponsor tour and meet your child? Interested in a Thailand trip with family 2021.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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The sponsor tours for 2021 are not posted yet. (I want to go to Guatemala summer of 2021) but you can go see the tours that are up now to give you an idea of costs and what the tours do.  Go to the Compassion site and Choose "For Sponsors" then "Visit"  then click "Find Now" under Find Planned Trips and scroll down to find options.  I notice you said with family -- note children have to be at least 10 years old to go on a sponsor tour.  You can also request a custom visit, and I believe can take younger kids along on those.
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Thank you for your great answer, Sarah!

Kristi, what Sarah said is correct - We do not have our group trips posted yet; however, you can start planning a custom visit at any time. For more details on what a custom visit is and how to plan one, you can follow this link: https://www.compassion.com/get-involved/custom-visit-details.htm. Please let us know if you have any other questions!