More than 1.6 billion people lack access to electricity and modern forms of energy.
In developing countries, approximately 130 million children and teens — age 17 or under — have lost one or both parents.
More than 9 million children under age 5 die each year. Two-thirds of these deaths — more than 6 million every year — are preventable.
I don’t know about you, but reading those facts was pretty eye-opening for me. Sometimes we have to take a step back to realize how truly rich and blessed we are. These statistics are from Compassion International’s website. Compassion is a Christian child advocate ministry, and our church, Hope Chapel West O’ahu (which is super-rad, by the way) partners with them to sponsor children. Over the past few months I’ve volunteered my exhibit design experience to design a hallway featuring the children Hope Chapel sponsors as well as information about Compassion’s vision. So…. I thought we’d take a look into the design process.