Jos is a city made up of villages with a population of about 900,000 in the middle of Nigeria, on a plateau. It is a city known for tin mining. Nigeria, where Jos is located, is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. The native people speak English. Average life span there is 47 years old. Education is free but attendance is neglected in Nigeria; 68% of Nigerians are illiterate. Nigerians tend to have a village mentality, where they share things and look out for one another. Back2Back began working in Nigeria in 2007 with the goal of coming alongside the community in Jos to care for the orphaned children living there.
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In 2011, Back2Back opened an Education Center in Jos, Nigeria to serve orphans from the Kisayhip Village. The Education Center addresses the growing struggle in Nigeria to educate children within an inconsistent educational system. For Back2Back, it provides a gateway into the children’s lives and an investment into their future, as we believe that education […]
Destiny Children’s Home was founded in 2011 by Sandra Chikan and her husband, who works for the Nigerian government. The couple is committed to using their resources to serve orphans from the community. Many of the children in this particular home have been orphaned by religious persecution. On average, Destiny is home to about 40 […]
The directors of Rukuba House of Refuge feel called to provide a place of shelter for orphaned and vulnerable children. They founded Rukuba out of their faith in God and confidence that He would provide. In 2012, they were ready to accept their first child; they now care for eight orphans. They envision their home to be a place of […]
In April 2015, Back2Back Nigeria opened the first Hope Program house. Back2Back’s Hope Program offers orphans and vulnerable children an opportunity to pursue their educational goals and break the cycle of poverty. Living in a family-style setting, students are mentored, supported through scholarships and tutoring, and encouraged to pursue their dreams. Finding a local couple to […]