The Compassion Experience will be in Clarksville THIS Friday through Monday (January 13-16)! This experience will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel abroad to a developing country. The four-day event will be set up in the parking lot of oneChurch.tv (Great Escape/Regal Theaters) at 1810 Tiny Town Rd in Clarksville. There, visitors will be invited on a self-guided journey where they will be immersed in the lives and stories of three children living in the Guatemala, Uganda, or the Philippines. Each child’s story starts in hardship but ends in hope. The experience includes 3,000 square feet of exhibit space, featuring replicas of the homes and environments of these two Compassion beneficiaries. The event is free and family-friendly!
According to the World Bank, 700 million people (9.6 percent of the global population) live on less than $1.90 a day (USD). In the areas Compassion serves, nearly one in five children die before the age of five, mostly from preventable causes, and 124 million children worldwide do not attend school, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Through the Compassion experience, tour-goers will have the opportunity to “change the story” of children living in poverty by learning more about the issue, as well as Compassion’s child sponsorship program, which tackles global poverty one child at a time.
Don’t miss this event! Be the change!