When He Provides a Way »

Mariah slowly opens her eyes. Surrounding her, small voices fling hopes high to a Father – and she feels her heartbeat quicken. Ashwini’s black veil carefully covers both her head and Mariah’s, honoring an Indian custom of women covering their faces in prayer. Ashwini prays aloud next to Mariah, praying over her new friend and […]

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Exporting Influence »

Madhu’s eyes glitter when he grins. He laughs musically, the corners of his eyes crinkling, as he speaks eagerly to whomever is around. He pulls people in naturally, without even realizing his capabilities. So it is no surprise he would return to his home village over the long break from school and begin to share […]

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To Leave a Mark »

The white-walled classroom holds desks with blue seats and small pieces of wood for note taking. To students who attend everyday, it is simply another room allowing them to further their education. To the children of Del Norte, the bright room with the projection screen whispered of future endeavors, of dreams realized, of a new […]

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Overcoming Academic Gaps »

Each child learns differently, laughs differently and has a different life story. Our desire is not simply to provide shelter and food, but to know and help and love each one of them as individuals.

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The Talk that Changed Everything »

When Alberto arrived at Salvation Army Children’s Home in Mazatlan, Mexico, he was years behind in his education. He had been home-schooled at a government-run children’s home and had limited interaction with other children his age.

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The Widespread Impact of Child Sponsorship »

Since 2007, Back2Back has worked to solidify and expand educational opportunities for the children we serve in Nigeria. Staff explore every possible avenue to fill in the gaps in the children’s academic foundation, offering a spectrum of educational services from tutoring to private school and everything in between.

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The Promise of Repair »

One of the hardest, but best things about taking care of the older girls at Douglas Children’s Home is that I have the privilege of helping care for them during their last few years in the children’s home.

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Stories of Hope: Nigeria »

Diana wakes up on a warm, sunny Monday morning, stretches her arms up, and reflects on the day ahead. It is a school day! She loves the hours ahead, when she can get lost in an interesting story . . .

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Deeply Loved »

We look up from the prayer we shared at the start of the graduation party for Gaby Delgado. She lifts her head and scans the crowd. It’s full of a hundred faces, some of whom have only met Gaby in her most recent years, others of us who have known her all her life.

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9.1 »

What’s the secret? What’s the key to his success? I wish I could say that it his great tutor or all the extra hours of academic work we’ve put in together. But, neither of those are true. Despite my college degree, it’s not the hours of academic prep we’ve logged, it’s the investment in his heart.

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