Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Compassion: Why We’re Leaving India, But Still Have Hope

‘Frustrated’ CEO explains how shutdown of 589 centers serving 145,000 children will affect staff, sponsors, and churches. In two weeks, Compassion International will be out of India. The child development ministry confirmed today that after 48 years, its final day of operation will be March 15. That means shutting the doors of 589 Indian-staffed development centers caring for more than 145,000 children, more than any other of the 25 countries where it works. “I feel frustrated,” president and CEO Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado told CT. That’s because Compassion has worked every angle to try to stay open in India since last February, when India’s Ministry ofRead More →

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