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Hope for Traumatized Children

Many people today grapple with wounds of the soul and spirit brought about by pain, hurt and hopelessness.

However, through our Bible-based Trauma Healing programme we have created an avenue where people can release their pain and learn to embrace the healing power of God’s Word.

We held a training at Mtwapa Primary School in Kikambala near Mtwapa Town, Kilifi South Constituency in Kilifi County. The school has a population of two thousand learners and it has integrated special needs education learners.

Most of the children come from dysfunctional families and children homes and have suffered a myriad of challenges including; grief, sodomy, rape and dysfunctional families arising from domestic violence resulting to separation and divorce. These issues have adversely affected them and driven them to a position of loneliness and hopelessness. Additionally, poverty levels in Kilifi County are very high and most of the children lack spiritual nourishment.

Group photo of trainers and participants of the trauma healing programme in Mtwapa Primary School

The training sessions we held were child friendly and interactive. The 62 children were divided into five groups according to age and gender so that they would have ample time to share their experiences regarding their wounded hurts. The testimonies we received showed that they had regained hope for their dreams through the affirmation they received form the Word of God which surpasses existing challenges.

“I have learnt that I am important to God no matter what I have gone through. I feel worthy and loved by God and I will not look down on myself anymore.” Isaac Tendo Kibali.

“I thank Bible Society of Kenya for sending trainers because my life has changed for better. There are many things I was going through and didn’t have anyone to share with. I am very happy because I feel relieved after sharing. The best session for me was that I am important to God no matter what.” Wendy Atieno.

Lucy Haluwa Wanje
The girl started with a lot of fear and denial. She had been quiet during the first two days but she was able to open up on the third day whereby she shared about her rape case. She was assured by the doctor that she had no AIDS virus but she had never believed it. She has been bleeding since 2014 when she was raped. Her concentration is low and can’t even understand English well. She needs counseling and medical check up to establish the cause of the bleeding. She responded so well towards the end of the training and confessed that she is in the new beginning.

These testimonies encourage us to continue with spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

If you wish to be trained on the trauma healing programme, kindly contact us on 0722205843

The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.
Psalm 34:18 GNB

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