Each of the lessons includes a Bible Story, following the life of Joseph and a comparable 'real-life' and 'culturally sensitive' children's Story Book about the experiences of a family who live through a devastating hurricane, flood, or the Pandemic. Children can see the effects of trauma, learn how to work through their emotional and spiritual pain, and experience God’s love for them.
The Story Book features a family and especially a little boy, who learns about healing through the words of the Bible.
Parts of the story book "And Puppy' which accompanies the curriculum was written and developed by the women and children of Dominica following hurricane Maria in 2017. Now adapted for the children of Ghana.
Activities, such as drawing a picture of happy and painful memories, help them understand what they’re feeling so they can deal with their trauma and eventually work through it. Dance, art, drama and play therapy is used to heal the broken hearts.
Thanks to various organizations such as the Mentor Research Institute that has allowed us to use their excellent, free, 'Great Storm and Flood Recovery' children's colouring and activity book
The Pattern of Ministry follows the same pattern as Kids In Ministry International because most of our teachers Regionally and Internationally, especially in Africa, have been trained in this excellent Children's Ministry, which following the 'Tabernacle Pattern of Ministry.'
This English Hurricane, Flood, Volcanic Eruption and Corona Crisis HHH programme focuses on the English speaking islands of the Caribbean and CARICOM. Many have over the years been devastated by natural disaster, such as Guyana, Grenada, Barbuda, Dominica, the Bahamas and St Vincent. United Caribbean Relief has worked in all these areas and we are delighted to be able to introduce this new PTS children's Programme.
A Dutch version is being created for flooding in Suriname as well as the Corona Crisis in Holland.
The Spanish HHH Flood, Hurricane and Corona Crisis versions are being created with the Spanish speaking children of the Caribbean, including Cuba and Dominican Republic, in mind. And more recently the children in Spain experiencing the Corona Crisis.
Translation is underway in Swahili the official language in Tanzania and Kenya and is also widely spoken in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's also spoken by smaller numbers in Burundi, Rwanda, Northern Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
Translation has begun into Chichewa, or Chewa, a Bantu language spoken in parts of Malawi , where it is an official national language along with English, and also in Zambia , Mozambique
A French translation is now complete for Chad, Rwanda and DR Congo as well as the French speaking Caribbean islands including Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti.
A Haitian Creole version has been created for the precious children in Haiti who are so often exposed to natural and economical disasters.
And more recently the children in France experiencing the Corona Crisis. An earthquake version has recently been translated for the children in Les Cayes in Haiti.
This story has been adapted to cover a Cyclone and is being translated into Portuguese to help the children of Mozambique. And more recently the children in Brazil experiencing the Corona Crisis.
An English/Twi version has been worked on for the children of Ghana and an English/Nuer version for the children of South Sudan.
This curriculum is a partnership between Lifeline Ministries Dominica and United Caribbean Trust.
Recently a three week of 'Youth Deliverance' has been incorporated into the curriculum. It follows Lesson #8 which is the Children's Evangelism Session.
Each of the three Deliverance Sessions are accompanied by a Deliverance Training PowerPoint for the Teacher, including Handouts and Warfare Prayers for the youth. Deliverance teaching has been adapted from Warfare Plus Ministries (Living Free Ministries)
These three weeks can be omitted if the church does not want to embark on Deliverance and Lesson #9 the 'New Life in Christ' can lead onto Lesson #12 the 'Forgiveness' teaching.
From a child's point of view, we have entered into a very strange time. Schools are closed and its not yet holidays! There is no football training, sports, no swimming, no drama, music or dance classes. Not even church as usual!
They are not allowed to visit their friends or even their grandparents. No shopping, trips to the beach, walks in the park. As we all know this is all because of the Coronavirus. Because of the magnitude of this Corvid 19 Crisis we have adapted this programme to assist parents, family members, school staff, youth Pastors, Sunday school teachers and other trusted adults who can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. Using God's Biblical principles as well as the arts and drama to help the children living through what has become to many a nightmare.
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The Heal a Hurting Heart 12 or 15 week Disaster Management Programme is followed by a Reforestation/ Nutritional 12 week Moringa Curriculum - Sowing the Jesus Seed which is followed by a 12 week Super Fruit Curriculum.
Click on the links below to access these other Curriculum and download the material for use.
Heal a Hurting Heart Curriculum
HEAL A HURTING HEART - NATURAL DISASTER
HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM