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A Story of Steadfastness

Many students who attend one of Back2Back’s trauma-informed schools begin their educational careers speaking little to no English. Many of the rural villages from where the children and families live only speak one language and government-run schools do not use conversational English in their curriculum.   Zoya* is a young girl in the first grade. She… Read more

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Kindness In & Out of the Classrooom

The trauma-informed, Back2Back-run school in India continues to thrive. Each month, the students are learning a new value to carry with them throughout their lives, regardless of job or vocation. Since beginning these monthly lessons, students have learned more about responsibility, respect, and honesty; the lessons allow them to fully understand what the value means… Read more

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National Girl Child Day

January 24th is celebrated in India, observed as “National Girl Child Day.” Back2Back staff have organized an awareness program in partnership with Urban Primary Health Center & Project GRL. This year, 59 young women and girls were treated by doctors through the initiative. Medical professionals spoke about health and hygiene tips to the group of… Read more

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Play Provides Healing

Cricket made its way to India in the 18th century by European merchant sailors, and has since become a beloved sport country-wide. Recently, a group of boys in the Strong Families program expressed interest in playing in a more organized manner. The community center where families attend lacks acreage and space; there are areas nearby… Read more

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Expanding the Reach: India Welcomes New Site Director

In Hyderabad’s core, there is a community of families living in makeshift homes. Most of the parents are rag pickers, who separate thrown-out food and materials into groups and sell them for profit. Despite these living conditions, there is joy within the tarped walls and metal roofs. There in the middle of the slum community,… Read more

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Futures Full of Promise

Isha* opened his school journal to write down the day’s assignments. He finished, closed the book, and smiled to himself. It was almost time for his English class, and he couldn’t wait to dive into the next lesson. Isha is one of four children who live in the city and attend the community center run… Read more

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Constantly Learning

The trauma-informed, Back2Back-run school in India was once just a dream. Long-time staff members prayed for opportunities to send children to schools with broad and usable educational curriculum. Conversational English is imperative for future success in India, and while Back2Back was able to find schools who offered English lessons daily, children still struggled in and… Read more

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Offering Love Right Where They Are

When she lost her brother last year, Anika* felt adrift. Generally a happy young woman, she experienced anger and struggled to listen to the safe adults she had come to trust. Her normally cheerful demeanor turned sarcastic and cold, and her daily patterns changed drastically. The safe adults in the 17-year old’s life remained consistent… Read more

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Beating to His Own Drum

Earlier this year, Rohan* taught himself how to play guitar using YouTube videos. He expressed a passion for learning to play musical instruments and he set out to accomplish this goal. He learned quickly and started leading times of worship for the children and staff on campus. Their excitement for his talent pushed him to… Read more

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Lessons in Virtue

The trauma-informed school in India is flourishing. It currently provides educational care to 240 children from the campus and surrounding villages. New Back2Back India Director, Goldie Karnati, is already dreaming up ways to better connect with the families of each student and ways to grow the preschool program as well. An initiative that has taken… Read more

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