Compassion International is a Christian non-governmental organization dedicated to child development. Through a holistic approach, Compassion International addresses the spiritual, economic, social and physical aspects of the neediest children in communities to help them become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.
Compassion International was founded in 1952 by an American Evangelist, the Rev. Everett Swanson when he saw the plight of Korean War orphans while on an evangelistic tour in South Korea. Upon his return home, Swanson felt compelled to share the plight of the orphans during speaking engagements in North America and people began giving him money to help them. Since then Compassion has expanded with 14 Global Partner Alliance countries (GPA) and 28 Field offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In Uganda Compassion International has been operational since 1980 when the first children were registered in our program in Masaka. Since 1980 Compassion Uganda has been steadily growing.
Currently, we operate in over 70 districts, supporting over 79,000 children while working with 301 Implementing Church Partners.