The past 18 months have been incredibly tough for people all over the world. When there is so much happening that has had a negative impact on so many, it’s important to take a step back and celebrate the good that’s come from 2020 and 2021 too.
Sometimes it is our children that show us the light in what can be pretty dark times, helping us to remember and realise their power and that every child has a voice.
Four years ago, Coco Foundation we were invited to visit one of our Compass Children’s Homes. The Founder of the CoCo’s Foundation said, ‘it is has [always] been my belief that every child has something to give in the world we live in’.
CoCo’s Foundation came to us and did a presentation to our young people about the work that they carry out, and our children took it upon themselves to find out even more over the coming months.
The children we look after are inspiring individuals with a great nature for giving. They are constantly thinking of new ways to help those less fortunate than themselves.
In 2021 Compass, including our young people, took it upon themselves to raise money to support children that they have never met.
The founder of the charity said ‘after hearing that the CoCo’s Foundation were raising £10,000 to purchase a farm in Uganda to build a children’s home on it for 101 children.
After 24hrs of FUN’d raising we were £1,000 short of our target. We were blown away when the children of Compass Children’s Homes request that the money they had raised was to take us over the finish line and the children in Uganda could have a place they could call home.
Thank you to the Children of the Compass House and guiding us to hit the target!’
Thank you to our endlessly inspiring young people, with a giving spirit! We are so proud of the choices they make.