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Kukula ndi Kupita

This programme will soon be translated into Chichewa thanks to the African Training Bible School translation team.


Welcome to our 'Grow and Go Series' this will teach the children about how plants grow and what they needed for good natural growth.

Optional: Download English 'Parts of a Plant' video

They will be reminded that Jesus is the true vine, and God the Father is the Gardener.

Optional: Download 'Yohane 15: 1' Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid.

The children can colouring these Visual Aids on arrival in the class to be used to assist to teach the lesson.

Seeds come in different shapes and sizes, but every seed carries within it all the potential and the promise of what it can become. Every seed consists of an embryo and a food store, surrounded and protected by an outer seed coat. The food store is large enough to allow the plant to grow its first leaves so that it can start producing its own food.

Under the right conditions, this perfect little "bundle" will grow and develop into a new plant, which in turn will provide food and shelter, or simply beauty, to us all.

But it needs sunshine and water, just like we need the Light of the world and the Living water.

Optional: Download Chichewa 'Seed germination' colouring page.


Optional: Download 'Seed germination Bible Verse Visual Aids' to colour

Marko 4:26-27


In order to grow, develop and become a healthy new plant, every seed needs a few basic ingredients.

Optional: Download 'What a Plant Needs to Survive' English music video

Remember the children learnt that they all require different types of soils, water, sunlight, time and just the right temperature to flourish and grow.

Botanists will tell you that the soil determines the health and strength of a plant. The better the soil, the healthier, the more fruitful and stronger the plant will be.

We learnt all about that in the 'Parable of the Sower' in our Moringa Curriculum, Sowing Seeds of Success.

Optional: Download 'Parable of the Sower' video

Optional:Download Bible for Children: 'The Farmer and the seed' Chechewa PowerPoint to assist with the teaching of the lesson.

Optional: Download Bible for Children 'The Farmer and the seed' Chichewa Bible Verse Colouring Pages


In Jesus' story, the seed represents the word of God and the soil represents the people who hear the word. Many times people hear the word of God, but they don't understand it. They don't take it in. That is like the seed on the footpath. The evil one comes and takes away the seed that has been planted in their heart before it has the opportunity to grow in their life.

The seed that fell on rocky soil represents those who hear the word and receive it with great joy, but when the newness wears off and the excitement fades, they drift away because they don't have deep roots.

The seed that fell among the weeds represents people who hear God's word and believe what it says, but soon the message is crowded out by the worries of life and the desire to get more stuff. If seed is planted in a bunch of weeds, the weeds will soon take over!

A person who hears God's word, tries to understand what it says and put it into practice in their daily life is like good soil. In good soil, the seed takes root and grows and produces a plentiful harvest. That is the kind of soil that Jesus wants us to be. What kind of soil are you?

Scientists will tell you that every living thing needs water , and a seed is no different.

Water is vital to the seed because it's what helps it absorb nutrients from the soil and it's what helps it germinate. Seeds do this by absorbing the water and breaking through the shell to take root.

That is why in this Series we have an entire Chechewa 'Grow and Go Water Series'

The sunlight provides the warmth and the energy needed for the seed to grow and develop.

Light is what shows it which way is up and allows it to know where to place its leaves. It also helps it develop fruit.

You will learn all about light and the Light of the world in the 'Grow and Go Light Series'

Time is essential for germination and growth. Time is a process. You can't slow time or hurry it up; it goes at its own pace and allows the seed to germinate, develop and grow, until it reaches full growth and becomes fruitful itself.

Finally, temperature is important in the germination process. If a seed is in an environment lacking the right temperature its chance of success is severely limited, even if all the other elements are present. If it's too hot, it will dry up and if it's too wet, it will rot. Both extremes will result in the seed's death.

All of these ingredients are essential, if the seed is to unlock the full promise and potential it carries, and if it is to develop into what it is meant to be.

The same is true for the Christian. We need certain ingredients if we're to develop and grow and become fruitful and mature.

You will learn more in our 'Grow and Go Spiritual Growth Series'

Remember for our Christian growth we also need light ...

We need the light to know which way to go. According to Psalm 119:105, the Bible lights up our path and ensures that we don't stumble or go the wrong way.

Make sure you are getting the Word in you, so you don't fall for the wrong things or get sucked into error. Hide the word of God in your heart so that you won't sin against Him (Ps 119:11).

A Christian also needs water. Why is it important? Because first we come to Christ, repent of our sins, and are water baptized. Water baptism is essential for every believer. It's not what saves you, but it's an act of obedience that seals your salvation.

But then it's the Holy Spirit who works salvation in our hearts. For me, water is a picture of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals things in the Word to us. The Holy Spirit teaches us. The Holy Spirit guides us and it's the infilling of the Holy Spirit that gives us the power to live this Christian life out. He is essential to the fruitfulness of every Christian.

It's over our entire lifetime that the Christian blossoms and grows into the person God intends and plans for them to be. Through time, God is able to remove the old and release the new into us. We are changed from one degree of glory to the next. It's little by little, so be patient in the process.

Every seed carries within it all the potential and promise of what it can become - Christ First

God is so very patient with us, like a good gardener. Change will happen little by little, like a seed slowly growing.


Optional: Download Chichewa Biible verse Take Home one for each child

Next week we will start our 'Grow and Go Water Series'

Introduction to BioSand Filter WaterTeaching:

This teaching will be introduced into the schools that will be supplied with our BioSand Filters compliments of ABCD in Africa and UCT in the Caribbean especially in Haiti.

This weekly BioSand Filter teaching will involve educating the children all about the BioSand Water Filter, using PowerPoints and Visual Aids as well as videos and Handouts not only in English but in French and Creole for DR Congo and Haiti and Swahili for East Africa, to help them understand the importance of personal hygiene and water sanitation.

Worldwide, 2.2 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water.

More than half of the global population does not have access to safe sanitation.

Three billion people do not have access to handwashing facilities with soap.

Still, 673 million people practice open defecation.

The consequences of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on children can be deadly. Over 700 children under age 5 die every day of diarrhoeal diseases due to lack of appropriate WASH services. In areas of conflict, children are nearly 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal disease than from the conflict itself.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) | UNICE

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Optional: Download English Microbes PowerPoint

Optional: Download English Microbes Colouring Book

In this water sanitation and Hygiene training you will learn how water is contaminated.

DAWUNILODI: 'Mmene Madzi Amaipitsira ' Chichewa poster to assist with the teaching.

DAWUNILODI: Weekly Chichewa educational Poster Handouts to be given to the children to take home to thier parents.

Mmene Madzi Amaipitsira

Uthenga Wofunika: Madzi amatha kuipitsidwa m'njira zambiri.

Mafunso Otheka:

•  Kodi madziwo amachokera kuti?

•  Kodi tikamati madzi ndi oipitsidwa tikutanthauza chiyani?

•  Ndi magwero ati omwe angawonongere madzi?

•  Kodi anthu okha ndi amene akuipitsa madzi?

•  Kodi anthu amataya ndowe kuti?

•  Kodi ndi bwino kuchita chimbudzi paliponse?

•  Kodi madzi amene timagwiritsa ntchito tingawateteze bwanji?


Madzi omwe ali ndi tizilombo toyambitsa matenda ndi zinthu zina zoipitsa amaipitsidwa. Ndowe za anthu ndi zinyama ndizomwe zimaipitsa madzi. Madzi amaipitsidwa pamene anthu ndi nyama zikuchita chimbudzi pabwalo kapena pafupi ndi gwero la madzi komanso ngati zimbudzi sizikugwiritsidwa ntchito bwino ndi kusamalidwa bwino. Ndowezo zimalowa m'madzimo ndipo zimafaliridwa kwa aliyense amene amagwiritsa ntchito madziwo.

Madzi owonongeka amatha kubwera kudzera m'mitsinje, mitsinje, zitsime ndipo amatengedwa kupita kunyumba zathu m'mapaipi ndi ndowa.

Madzi amathanso kuipitsidwa ngati:

•  Zotengera zosungiramo madzi sizitsukidwa bwino Matanki osungira

•  madzi saphimbidwa kuti atetezedwe ku matenda

•  Chidebe ndi chingwe chomwe chimagwiritsidwa ntchito potulutsa madzi pachitsime chinali kukhudzana ndi chinthu chodetsedwa (manja, nyama, nthaka)

Madzi amatha kuwoneka akuda ngati ali ndi kachilombo, koma ngakhale madzi oyera amatha kukhala ndi tizilombo toyambitsa matenda. Si magwero onse amadzi omwe ali ndi madzi abwino.

Madzi amvula amakhala oyera akagwa kuchokera kumwamba, koma amatha kukhala akuda akatera padenga. Madzi apansi panthaka amatha kukhala abwino, koma amatha kuipitsidwa ndi mankhwala kapena zinyalala zachimbudzi. Madzi apamtunda ndi opanda khalidwe chifukwa pali njira zambiri zomwe angatengere.

Fufuzani Kumvetsetsa:

•  Fotokozani, m'mawu anu omwe, chimene kuipitsidwa kumatanthauza.

•  Ndi magwero ati amadzi akumwa omwe amaipitsidwa mosavuta?

•  N'chifukwa chiyani magwero a madzi amenewa amaipitsidwa mosavuta?

•  Ngati mumatunga madzi pachitsime, kodi tizilombo toyambitsa matenda tingalowe m'chitsime chimenecho? Bwanji?

•  Kodi zinyalala zingaipitse bwanji madzi athu?

•  Ndi zizolowezi zina ziti zomwe zingayambitse kuipitsidwa ndi madzi?

•  Ngati madziwo ali abwino, kodi angakhale oipitsidwa?

Zomwe zachokera CAWST.org

Letsani Ma Microbe Tetezani Madzi Anu

DAWUNILODI: 'Letsani Ma Microbe Tetezani Madzi Anu ' poster to assist with the teaching.

DAWUNILODI: Weekly Chichewa educational Handouts to be given to the children to take home to thier parents.

Letsani Ma Microbe Tetezani Madzi Anu

Uthenga wofunikira: Pali njira zotetezera madzi athu akumwa kuti asaipitsidwe.

Mafunso Otheka:
- Kodi pali ntchito iliyonse yomwe mumachita kuti muteteze gwero lanu la madzi?
- Kodi mumagwiritsa ntchito chidebe kutunga madzi amvula?
- Ngati inde, mumagwiritsa ntchito chotengera chamtundu wanji?
- Kodi mumagwiritsa ntchito choyimilira, chitsime kapena pompo kuti mutenge madzi anu?
- Ngati inde, chitsimecho chaphimbidwa?
- Kodi pompo kapena choyimilirapo chili ndi nsanja?
- Kodi pali malo oti madzi otayira azipita?


Tiyenera kuteteza madzi athu akumwa kuti asaipitsidwe. Kuteteza madzi athu:
- Sungani bwino ndikutetezedwa
- Mangani nsanja pansi pa mpope kapena choyikapopopi
- Pangani njira yopatutsira madzi oipa
- Pangani dzenje lonyowetsa madzi otayira
- Tetezani kasupe wanu pomanga bokosi lamadzi
- Sungani madzi amvula m'matangi ophimbidwa
- Gwiritsani ntchito chingwe choyera ndi ndowa kuti mutulutse madzi pachitsime
- Sungani nyama kutali ndi madzi athu pogwiritsa ntchito mipanda
- Khalani ndi malo osiyana omwe nyama zimamweramo
- Samalirani bwalo ndi chilengedwe chonse chozungulira nyumbayo
- Tetezani gwero la madzi pobzala mitengo m'mphepete mwa mitsinje ndi mitsinje
- Sungani malo okhala ndi nkhalango pamwamba pa gwero lanu lamadzi

Tikacita bzimwebzi, madzi yakumwa yomwe timbamwaya yan’dzakhala yabwino kwene-kwene, koma tin’funika kucita bzinthu bzomwe bzingacitise kuti madziwo aleke kunwa.

Fufuzani Kumvetsetsa:
- Kodi tingateteze bwanji magwero athu a madzi?
- Kodi tiyenera kuchita chiyani ndi madzi oipa ochokera m’madzi athu?
- Kodi timateteza bwanji magwero athu a kasupe?
- Kodi madzi a mvula ayenera kusonkhanitsidwa ndi kusungidwa bwanji?
- N’chifukwa chiyani timakwirira zitsime?
- Chifukwa chiyani tiyenera kukhala ndi nsanja pansi pa mpope kapena choyikapopopi?
- Chifukwa chiyani tingagwiritse ntchito dzenje lonyowa?

Zomwe zachokera CAWST.org

Letsani Tizilombo - Tizisamalira Madzi Anu:

DAWUNILODI: 'Letsani Tizilombo - Tizisamalira Madzi Anu' poster to assist with the teaching.

DAWUNILODI: Weekly educational Handouts to be given to the children to take home to thier parents.

Letsani Tizilombo Tizisamalira Madzi Anu

Uthenga wofunikira: Madzi oipitsidwa amatha kuyeretsedwa kuti akhale otetezeka.

Mafunso Otheka:

•  Kodi mumatsuka madzi anu akumwa?

•  Kodi mwamvapo njira iliyonse yoyeretsera madzi akumwa?

•  Kodi mwakhutitsidwa ndi madzi anu akumwa?


Ndikofunika kutsuka madzi anu kuti muwonetsetse kuti ndi otetezeka.

Kusamalira madzi athu kumathandiza kuchotsa tizilombo toyambitsa matenda timene timadwala. Madzi amatha kuyeretsedwa m'njira zosiyanasiyana. Njira zina ndi zosavuta kapena zofulumira koma njira zina zimakhala zovuta komanso zodula.

Njira iliyonse yomwe imagwiritsidwa ntchito popangira madzi, iyenera kuchitidwa bwino komanso moyenera. Ngati achita bwino komanso mosasinthasintha, muyenera kumwa madzi abwino nthawi zonse.

Gawo loyamba pochiza madzi anu ndikuchita sedimentation. Madzi athu akakhala odetsedwa, timafunika kuthira madzi. Tizilombo tating'onoting'ono timakonda kumamatira kumatope, ndiye pochotsa matopewo timachotsa tizilombo toyambitsa matenda. Tikhoza kukhetsa madzi athu pogwiritsa ntchito njere, prickly pear cactus, kapena mankhwala. Izi zidzathandiza kuchotsa zinyalala ndikupangitsa kuti madzi azikhala omveka bwino.

Pambuyo pa sedimentation, ndikofunikira kusefa madzi athu kuti tichotse ma virus ambiri. Tikhoza kusefa madzi athu pogwiritsa ntchito njira zambiri. Njira zina zosefera ndikusefa madzi ndi nsalu ya thonje, pogwiritsa ntchito fyuluta ya biosand, kapena kugwiritsa ntchito fyuluta ya ceramic.

Ngakhale kuti madziwo amatha kuwoneka bwino pambuyo pa kusefera, ndikofunikira kuti tiphe madzi athu. Kupha tizilombo toyambitsa matenda titha kuwiritsa, kuwonjezera klorini kapena kugwiritsa ntchito 'Kupha Tizilombo Toyambitsa Matenda ndi Dzuwa.' (KTTMD)

Ngati tachita masitepe onse atatu, timadziwa kuti madzi athu ndi abwino kumwa. Pali njira zosiyanasiyana zochiritsira, choncho tikhoza kusankha njira yabwino kwa banja lathu.

Fufuzani Kumvetsetsa:

•  Chifukwa chiyani tiyenera kuthira madzi?

•  Ndi njira zitatu ziti zoyeretsera madzi athu?

•  Ngati gwero lathu la madzi lili bwino, kodi lingatidwalitsebe?

•  Kodi mumachotsa bwanji tizilombo toyambitsa matenda?

•  Chifukwa chiyani pali njira zosiyanasiyana zoyeretsera madzi?

Zomwe zachokera CAWST.org

Optional: Download English Introduction to the BioSand Filter video

We will now begin the Grow and Go Water Series along with more teachings on the BioSand Water System.



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