Compassion International Engages Media To Fight Child Abuse, Poverty et al.
Compassion International Ghana, a child development organization has engaged the media to join the fight against poverty, abuse of children rights as well as help promote their development so they can grow well to become useful to the society.
At a press conference held in Accra on Monday under the theme: “Releasing Children from Poverty in Jesus’ Name”, National Director of Compassion International, Mrs. Gifty Dansoah Appiah said her outfit has gone another milestone in the Organizational life of Compassion International Ghana, which they have always nursed the belief that in order to fulfill their core mandate of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.
“It is our strong conviction that, at this moment in time, God is calling Compassion in Ghana to be the leading authority in holistic child development and child advocacy by strengthening partnership with churches and other stakeholders to minister to children and youth and empower families”.
” In realizing this vision of ours, it is refreshing to note that the government through Ministry of Gender, Children and Social protection did capture in their 2016 child and family welfare policy that, the child is an integral part of the family, and as such, a child’s welfare cannot be overlooked “, she added.
“Compassion through you the Media and our Implementing Church partners, see this as a good call and hope to strengthen our programming to ensure that more beneficiaries on our programs benefit enormously from the development models “.
She also called on all stakeholders to play an active role to ensure that their mission of protecting the rights of children, caring and promotion of their development is accomplished.
Compassion’s holistic child development model has three key distinctiveness, commonly referred to as “The 3C’s”.This distinctiveness describes the unique ministry approach that sets the Organization apart from other major child sponsorship organizations which are, Christ centered, Child focused, and Church based.
Compassion International Ghana, is a Christ centered organization that is Church based and child focused, which was incorporated in 2004 and started its operations first in the Greater Accra Region in July 2005, with seven(7) ICPs and 1,000 children.
The Organization ministers to the holistic (physical, cognitive, socio – emotional and spiritual) needs of poor children. As such, they value Integrity, Excellence, Stewardship and Dignity.