On Saying Yes »

It was Tuesday in India. The warmth had settled into my skin and I was finally remembering the long, intricate names of each boy and girl I had met. Bells sang softly into the thick, heated air and little girls in sweeping, colorful dresses spun wildly on the marbled floors as I was helping Ravi […]

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Free to be a Kid »

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Goutham’s deep, brown eyes lit up; there is something within them, confident and hopeful, that shines out and captures whomever he is speaking to. “A pilot,” he smiles, crinkling his nose up innocently. That crinkled nose, coupled with his frame worthy smile, will stop you […]

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All Around the World »

Swamy and Madhu are riding bikes. After a day of school, it feels good to be outside playing in the warm afternoon sun. Laughter fills the air as the boys screech to a stop and scramble to the top of the jungle gym. From their view, they can see the entire Back2Back campus. Below Shailaja […]

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Relief for K Bindu »

K. Bindu had quietly nursed an ache in her throat for months. Visits to one doctor proved fruitless when her complaints were dismissed. Still, K. Bindu was certain something was not right, so Back2Back staff insisted on a second opinion. This time, the doctor quickly identified the issue. He determined K. Bindu would need her […]

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Whatever It Takes »

Ganesh struggled to understand his teacher’s explanation. He looked down at his paper, trying to make sense of his homework but grew even more confused. As his academic difficulties continued, 15-year-old Ganesh grew more agitated. His once carefree personality was masked by frustration. Required chores were met with resistance and it seemed even the smallest […]

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I’ve Been There Too »

Like so many orphans and vulnerable children, Mounika was a victim of bullying. A difficult past and lack of access to quality education had put her behind academically.

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