How Do You Get to School?

These kids in the Philippines used to swim across a dangerous river just to get to school. But workers at their church, which teams up with Compassion to help sponsored kids, saw that they needed a safer way. They bought a canoe, which helps the kids start their journey now.

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Water in the Way!

A river separates kids in the village of Tabok from their school and Compassion center. For these sponsored kids, getting to school isnโ€™t as easy as a short drive. Until a few years ago, they had to swim across the Wawa River just to get to school.

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Safer Than Swimming

To cross the river, now kids board a canoe made from a coconut-tree trunk. Before, students packed extra clothes to change into after swimming across. Swimming was dangerous because of the risk of drowning.

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Floating Along

Mary Joy Libante, 13, likes to relax on the boat. Parents of sponsored kids paddle the boat and walk children to school or their Compassion center.

Water in the Way!

A river separates kids in the village of Tabok from their school and Compassion center. For these sponsored kids, getting to school isnโ€™t as easy as a short drive. Until a few years ago, they had to swim across the Wawa River just to get to school.

Safer Than Swimming

To cross the river, now kids board a canoe made from a coconut-tree trunk. Before, students packed extra clothes to change into after swimming across. Swimming was dangerous because of the risk of drowning.

Floating Along

Mary Joy Libante, 13, likes to relax on the boat. Parents of sponsored kids paddle the boat and walk children to school or their Compassion center.

The route to school.

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Dry Run

Once all the kids have crossed the river, they laugh and play on the rest of their 45-minute journey. Here, they're running through a grove of coconut trees.

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Kid Crossing

After walking through three rice fields, the kids head down down a rough road and over a paved highway. Adults help the children get across the highway.

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Time to Learn!

At their Compassion center, sponsored kids can kick off their shoes and start learning, playing, eating, reading letters from their sponsors, and hearing Bible stories. This makes their journey worth it!

Dry Run

Once all the kids have crossed the river, they laugh and play on the rest of their 45-minute journey. Here, they're running through a grove of coconut trees.

Kid Crossing

After walking through three rice fields, the kids head down down a rough road and over a paved highway. Adults help the children get across the highway.

Time to Learn!

At their Compassion center, sponsored kids can kick off their shoes and start learning, playing, eating, reading letters from their sponsors, and hearing Bible stories. This makes their journey worth it!

How Kids Around the World Travel

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FROM THE BIBLE

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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