Who is Compassion Australia?

Updated Tuesday 04 October, 2016

Compassion Australia is a Global Partner Alliance member of Compassion International, a Christian child development and child advocacy ministry committed to working in partnership with local churches to foster the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of children living in extreme poverty in over 25 developing countries. Driven by a passion to assist children living in some of the world's poorest areas, Compassion Australia was founded in 1977 by Laurie and Olive McCowan with a single sponsored child. Today, Compassion Australia assists over 100,000 children around the world through child sponsorship and other programs, aiming to break the cycle of poverty by working with children from the womb until they reach the workforce.

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