If Compassion Experience comes to your city - GO.
Make a reservation or walk-in. Bring a handful of kids. Let them listen to the lives of four real children in Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, and the Philippines.
You and your children will each be given an iPod and a headset. Then, you'll be invited to walk through 4,000 square feet of interactive space to "see the children’s homes, walk through replicas of schools and markets, and hear life-changing stories of hope—all from the perspective of a child whose life began in poverty."
I took our two older daughters (ages 6 and 8) when the tour buses stopped in Tucson last weekend. My eyes filled with tears as I listened - and what a gift to watch my wide-eyed daughters as they wrestled through the heartache.
One of the most powerful aspects of the experience is that a video is played at the conclusion of each story - featuring the adult whose life the story was based on. So inspiring to see how far these young people have come and how much they have persevered - despite huge obstacles!
We can't all go overseas, but, thanks to Compassion's innovative bus tour, we can "experience another world without leaving (our) own."
Side Note - Compassion International is a non-profit that our family actively supports because of our research on non-profits. In addition to the interviews our family has conducted with 40+ non-profits, we have done our research on Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. Compassion has a 4-star rating - the highest rating possible! - and is also on their list of Charities With the Most Consecutive 4-Star Ratings. You can see how it compares to other similar non-profits on the CN website. They are doing important work around the world!
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