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Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Yoruba Heal
a Hurting Heart (HHH)children's curriculum.
The structure of this Heal a Hurting Heart children's Curriculum
Bible Society's 'Healing Hearts Club',
a Bible-based Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) healing programme for
children who have experienced war, abuse, or a similar human or
Their original programme was written for the children of DR Congo
and we are grateful to be able to follow the same structure and
guidelines establishing a Caribbean Hurricane version and expanding
into an African Cyclone and Flood versions. More recently this has
been extended to cover the Corona Crisis in Europe and around the
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 we know it!
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 Corona Crisis we have adapted
our 'Natural Disaster' Heal a Hurting Heart 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 and following the life of Joseph
and all that he went thought to assist the child to cope with the
stress associated with the situation. Using the arts and drama to
help the children living through what has become to many a nightmare.
This Yoruba version has now been adapted and is being translated
into English, Dutch, Swahili, Chichewa, Spanish, French, Haitian
Creole and Portuguese.
Visual Aids and Take Home Memory Bible Verses can be downloaded
Adult Educational Handouts are available, they can be downloaded
as Take Home material to assist the parents that speak English..
Fun animated English and Yoruba informational videos for the children
have been downloaded and Covid 19 Posters are available to educate
Yoruba Colouring pages, games, quizzes and fun English activity
books have been included to make this a fun curriculum.
The lessons are complimented by a child's story book 'And
Puppy' originally created in Dominica, by the women
and children, following Hurricane Maria and now adapted for this 'Corona
This was a partnership between Lifeline
Ministries Dominica and United
Recently three weeks of children's Deliverance has been incorporated
into the curriculum for the older children and youth. 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 Teachers and Youth Pastors, including
Handouts and Warfare Prayers for the youth or older children. Deliverance
teaching has been adapted from Warfare
These three weeks can be omitted if the church or organization
does not want to embark on Deliverance, or the children are very
young and may not be able to grasp this teaching. If this is the
case Lesson #8, the Children's Evangelism Lesson, leads onto Lesson
#9 'New life in Christ', which can then be followed by Lesson #12
the 'Forgiveness' teaching.
to visit the Yoruba 'Natural Flood Disaster' Heal a Hurting Heart
curriculum, written initially for the children of Nigeria.
The Heal a Hurting Heart Disaster Management Programme is followed
by a Reforestation/ Nutritional 12 week Moringa Curriculum - Sowing
the Jesus Seed which is followed by a 12 week
Curriculum. In these changing times food sustainability is essential
and these curriculum will teach the children gardening principles
as well as Spiritual values.
(Unfortunately these curriculum are not yet availabe in Yoruba)