GREENSBORO, N.C. – Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro is hosting The Compassion Experience from Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9.

The Compassion Experience gives participants an opportunity to navigate the everyday life of a child in a developing country to create awareness of global poverty.

Compassion International is a faith-based organization that works to fight against global poverty.

The organization brings the tours to the Greensboro area. The event is meant to educate participants about the reality of poverty that people outside of the United States are living in.

Through the use of iPods and headsets, visitors receive an interactive tour featuring replicas of the homes and environments of these two Compassion beneficiaries in 3,000 square feet of exhibit space. The event is free and family-friendly.

According to Compassion International, the World Bank estimates that 700 million (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),” the organization shared in a press release.

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