Our Mission and Approach
Compasio champions the rights and best interest of every orphan and vulnerable child, and empowers others to do the same. We seek to live out our guiding principles in everything we do.
The heart of our work is found in our name. It is composed of two latin words: “Cum” meaning with, together, along and the word “Passio”, meaning to suffer or to endure. Together, Compasio means to “suffer or endure with” and that is where we start. We seek to enter into the suffering of others and then work together to find the way out.
Compasio has been responding on behalf of children-at-risk along the border of Thailand and Burma since 2006. Our intentional and ongoing relationships within the communities we serve allow us to better understand the issues, the culture, the obstacles and ultimately the best way we can respond. We are currently developing partnerships and programs that will help us extend our reach beyond Southeast Asia.
Our team represents many different ethnic groups from Burma and Thailand who lead and direct our flagship project location in Mae Sot, Thailand. They are supported by capacity builders from the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, who fill specific roles within the team and lead our international programs. Despite our different cultures and backgrounds, we all share the same vision to see every child thriving in a healthy family.
Compasio is registered in Canada, the USA and Thailand, and works through a partner office in Australia.