Twenty Wellesley High School students and four adult sponsors spent a week in February giving their time and energy to a marginalized population in Monterrey, Mexico. The group worked with Back2Back Ministries to serve in children’s homes where abandoned, orphaned and vulnerable children are residing. Mornings were filled with educational talks about the impact of trauma and neglect on children. The group was instructed on how to be “competent care givers” for vulnerable children.
The rest of the day was spent playing with children and participating in work projects. Work projects completed by this group included painting rooms, sealing roof tops, constructing drainage systems, cement work, yard work and assisting with cooking meals. The children that were helped ranged from 1 to 17 years in age.
The trip was organized through Back2Back Ministries. Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans and vulnerable children. This organization exists to love and care for orphans and vulnerable children by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs so that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.