Compassion for Children 


Compassion is a leading Christian children’s charity. At their heart is a relentless passion to act on compassion and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Their approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. Since 1952, they have been giving children the opportunity to escape the suffering and fear poverty brings through a one-to-one child sponsorship model. 


As part of our work around our school values our children and staff chose to sponsor two children (Aishatu and Awoedeou) experiencing global poverty. Through the partnership with 'Compassion' pupils at Mexborough St John's will learn more about different cultures and differences in housing, food, education and ways of life in the global community. They will also develop greater understanding of how to support others and give Aishatu and Awoedeou the tools that they need to escape extreme poverty. 

It costs £28 a month to sponsor a child through 'Compassion' which provides children with:

  • School resources and uniforms to help defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills​.

  • Medical check-ups to fight back against disease and keep children healthy​.

  • Nutritional meals to prevent malnutrition​.

  • Christ-centred guidance through the local church to overcome fear and hopelessness​.

  • Vocational training to equip them for the future​.

  • Recreational activities to protect from crime, violence and danger​.


Our pupils are excited about planning enterprise and fundraising events to raise the much needed money to enable Aishatu and Awoedeou to flourish. If you would like to find out more about 'Compassion' please follow the link: 

Meet Awoedeou - sponsored by Key Stage 1





















Meet Aishatu - sponsored by Key Stage 2