Back2Back staff celebrate birthdays as part of the holistic care they provide to vulnerable children all over the world. This day is dedicated to communicating with one child in particular. You have been seen and you have worth. For many children around the world, before coming into Back2Back’s care, birthday celebrations might not have been a part of their stories.
David Cobos Ochoa, Back2Back staff and captain at a partnering children’s home, takes this into great consideration as he prepares celebrations for every child at the home. “It is always our goal to make sure they know they can ask for what they want and openly express their wishes to our staff team,” he explained. It is why, when a birthday is approaching, he doesn’t just plan something on his own, he involves the birthday girl or boy in every decision.
Most celebrations are held at the home, with the child’s favorite foods, treats, and gifts, but sometimes they ask to go somewhere special for their day. David and Jordan took a group girls to the mall to spend birthday money.
“They got dressed up and each did their hair,” shared David and Jordan. “It was a very special…