We long to see sustainability of the orphan – orphan children grow to be dependent on Jesus, interdependent in their communities, and independent and sustainable. To that end, Back2Back’s 5-Point Child Development Plan centers around providing deep, holistic care to each child we serve. By providing holistic care, rather than merely meeting immediate external needs, we can truly help orphan and vulnerable children experience restoration.
To Back2Back, providing care goes beyond simply meeting the physical needs of a child. It means helping each child understand the love and protection of their heavenly Father. Through opportunities for spiritual growth, such as discipleship and Bible study, we empower each child to not only discover their tremendous significance as an individual, but to also realize their unique purpose in the grand story God is writing. As we focus on serving, building lasting relationships and discipleship, we use that as a platform to share God’s love and His desire for us to know and be known by Him.
Back2Back partners with children’s homes to improve the quality of care for children. We help meet basic needs, such as regular medical and dental care, nutritious meals, warm clothing, clean water and safe shelter.
When children have access to education, they are significantly more likely to become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community. To see this goal realized, we provide each child with the tools needed to succeed, assisting with tuition fees, tutoring children who are struggling academically, and even offering full college scholarships to children who participate in Back2Back’s Hope Program. Through an emphasis on education, we invest in the future of each child, enabling them to reach their academic goals so that they might ultimately break free from the cycle of poverty.
Many of the children we serve suffer from psychological issues as a result of past abuse and neglect. By living alongside them, we gain their trust and begin a dialogue of recovery. We address these issues, such as anxiety, depression and attachment disorders, by offering opportunities for children to seek healing through counseling.
Back2Back addresses the need for positive social interaction. We encourage each child to pursue personal growth by offering training in vital life skills, such as conflict resolution, family values, stewardship, work ethic, independent living skills and interpersonal communication. By mentoring children in these areas, we help them to flourish relationally.