When Jeremiah came to the Igmin Kibe Education Center, he was dealing with a lot of fear. We could barely talk with him because he didn’t speak English and struggled to understand general social queues.
BlogBe inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
Ten-year old Faith is small for her age but mighty. She is one of the youngest children at Destiny’s Children’s Home. What she lacks in size she makes up for with her big personality. Faith is smart, affectionate and playful. She likes to play practical jokes and wear sparkly dresses – the frillier the better.
In developing nations, education is critical to success. Education is especially vital for orphans who often fall behind academically due to the absence of familial support.
There is a children’s book by Shel Silverstein called, The Giving Tree. In this story generosity is shown as over and over as an apple tree gives, and gives, and gives of itself to the little boy it loves.
Articulate, outgoing and personable – fifteen-year old Rubi exudes confidence. She loves people and enjoys helping care for the younger children at the orphanage she calls home.
Education opens doors of opportunity to people around the world. However, in developing countries like Nigeria the positive effects of education are often mitigated due to cultural factors.
Anusha is a vivacious 7-year-old girl, who is full of joy. Her favorite color is pink and she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Anusha enjoys board games and playing with her friend, Neha, and attending church along with the other children in the Peace Home.
Gaby is pursuing a degree in visual arts and film thanks through the support of Back2Back’s Hope Education Program in Monterrey, Mexico. Students like Gaby are mentored, provided with an education, and encouraged to pursue their dreams so that they can become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community.
We recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the launch of our ministry site in Mazatlan, Mexico. Back2Back Mazatlan was started to provide holistic care to orphans at three children’s homes in this area. Beyond the vast number of orphans in this city is the face of one little boy, Jose.
The other day one of my students, Jeremiah, asked if I would give him a red pen. I knew he needed it for school, so I gave him one of the many pens that have been donated to the Education Center. He smiled really big and said, “Auntie, thank you!! You always give me the… Read more