The sun shone brightly in a blue sky and the temperature was warm; it was a day made for celebration. Recently, Haiti lifted its country-wide lockdown, and Back2Back staff wanted to provide a safe way to celebrate with a change of scenery and spending time together before school resumed for the teens.
Together, the teens, along with staff and their families, drove to the Back2Back campus for a day of swimming, connection, and barbequing. “We are firm believers in providing fun experiences for the children and growing and deepening our relationships through interactive activities together,” shared SonSon Mardy, Back2Back staff.
They cooked barbeque chicken on a charcoal grill, enjoyed snacks, sweets, and the pool on campus in the warmth of the sun after many days inside. Their time ended, as most fun days in Haiti do, with a pick-up soccer game between the teens and staff.
Days like this are more than just fun activities, they are opportunities for intentional conversation and connection. What’s valuable is teens being seen and heard. They are being given the space to behave as children should – they are given freedom to have fun and enjoy the time to play freely.
Sponsorship, prayer, and advocacy make this all possible, and together, we are faithfully providing care for today and hope for tomorrow. Thank you.