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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 Training and children's Curriculum follows the Bible Society Healing Hearts Club, a Bible-based Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) healing programme for children who have experienced war, abuse, or a similar human or natural disaster.

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 worldwide.

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.

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.

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 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 and the Bahamas. 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 have been 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.

The curriculum has been adapted and is being translated into Spanish to also cover the 'Economic Disaster' in Venezuela as well

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 being worked on 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.

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.

This curriculum is a partnership between Lifeline Ministries Dominica and United Caribbean Trust.

Recently a three week of Children's 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

These three weeks can be omitted if the church does not want to embark on Deliverance and Lesson #8 the Children's Evangelism Lesson 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.

The Heal a Hurying 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.

We are delighted to now include this new Yoruba Flood curriculum. The number of speakers of Yoruba is estimated between 30 and 40 million, primarily by the ethnic Yoruba people. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in Sierra Leone, Liberia, other parts of Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

 
 

Heal a Hurting Heart Curriculum

The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria have risen to 36,663, bringing the death toll in the country to 789, according to figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at the end of July.

The hardest-hit states are the commercial capital Lagos with 13,438 infections, the capital Abuja with 3,027 infections, and Oyo with 2,167 infections.

CLICK on the picture link to view our Yoruba COVID 19 children's curriculum.

HEAL A HURTING HEART - NATURAL DISASTER

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English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Chichewa
Dutch
Swahili

HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS

English
Swahili
French
Yoruba
Spanish
Portuguese
Malawi
Dutch

SOWING THE JESUS SEED MORINGA CURRICULUM

English
Yoruba
Spanish
French
Swahili
Dutch
Efik
Portuguese

SUPER FRUIT CURRICULUM

English
French
Spanish
Dutch
Chichewa
Swahili

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