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Compassion began its ministry in the Dominican Republic in 1970 as a relief program donating food, medicine and money for children selected by the local churches. In the 1980s the program became a school program in which children gained access to education through the local church. In 1994, the Child Sponsorship Program was started. More than 50,390 children participate in more than 165 child development centers. The Leadership Development Program began in 2004, followed by the Child Survival Program in 2006.