• Jos is the capital city of the Plateau State in the country of Nigeria. It is in the “middle belt” of the country. The northern part of the country is primarily Muslim and the southern part is primarily Christian.
• Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with about 1 in 5 Africans being Nigerian.
• Most Nigerians speak English. In Jos, they will also speak Hausa. Rukuba is spoken by the people we work with in the village.
• Nigeria is the fifth largest provider of oil to the United States.
• Most people live on less than $2 a day.
How We Serve
Back2Back serves children’s homes and impoverished communities, by partnering with individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses to create a bridge between people in need and people with resources. We meet the needs of widows and orphans in children’s homes and a village outside of Jos, Nigeria. This is accomplished through partnerships and short-term mission trips, in which individuals and groups work alongside staff members who serve at each of the ministry locations. Back2Back invests in the future of each child by meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional, educational and social needs through a unique 5-point Child Development Plan, so that they can become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community. Our goal is that each orphan we serve would experience restoration. This is accomplished in part through you, our ministry teams and partners, who visit year-round and help provide basic necessities.
We are excited to deepen our partnership with local pastors and churches to develop additional long-term volunteers, nationals from within the community. We also provide educational opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children through the Nigeria Education Center and our Child Sponsorship Program.
Mission trip guests will stay in a converted student hostel building on a walled compound in Jos, Nigeria, four hours northeast of the capital city, Abuja. The compound is home to mission families who serve with an organization called Serving in Missions (SIM). Guest rooms accommodate two people and share a bath with another room. Back2Back staff reside less than a mile away. Safe, filtered drinking water is always available on campus and during work projects. Electricity is not the same as the U.S. (220V). If you plan on bringing appliances or electronics requiring charging, we recommend bringing a converter to reduce the power to 110V. However, many devices such as laptops and cameras can accept 220V. As the country’s electrical supply is very unpredictable, a small flashlight is highly recommended.
- The cost for an 8-day in-country trip is $803 (not including airfare).
- The cost includes housing, food, projects, in-country transportation, and emergency medical insurance.
- Airfare, visa and immunizations are purchased separately and are the responsibility of the team. Including airfare, the average cost of a trip to Nigeria is between $3,100 – $3,600.
- The minimum age to serve in Nigeria is 12.