In September 2022 the Wonderfully Made curriculum will have become a part of the educational program of the Hope schools in Ethiopia. Together with our partner Woord & Daad and Hope Enterprises, we made a constructive train the trainer plan that includes:
The training sessions of the Hope staff and consultant have taken place with a spirit of collaboration on both sides to serve the educational context of the country as best as possible.
- Yonatan Tekie (country director Edify, consultant in the project)
Any school in the world hopes that the children and young people will find their place in society. The Wonderfully Made curriculum equips teachers to prepare them, so that they:
Children are not matured enough to know their environment and people around them. Therefore the school should arrange persons who behaved with a God fearing personality. By so doing (with full confidence) in addition to what has been said, children:
- Are empowered to develop their self-esteem.
- Are able to easily identify suspicious situations to be cautious for taking action.
- Worede Berhanu (Hope AA manager)
An essential part of the project is to bring in the cultural and contextual aspects of Ethiopia. Terminology, habits, experiences and stories need to be elaborated into the Hope’s own WM curriculum.
The current WM Curriculum topics, terms and stories should be adjusted according to Ethiopia’s culture and context, and made age appropriate as well. This will help to properly implement and to avoid any confusion.
- Gashaw Tefera (child care and sponsorship expert)
Additional tool: During the train the trainer, but also later on, a learning app is used, which we call the Wonderfully Made app. Participants receive, among other things, inspiration nudges and set personal learning goals that the trainers coach on.
Wonderfully made is a teaching curriculum for sexual education with Christian values. Several editions are available for primary education, secondary education and special education.
Wonderfully made has been developed with a holistic approach: it addresses sexuality, relationships and the development of protective behaviors throughout the curriculum, focusing on biblical values and norms.
For more information, visit our website: Wonderfully Made