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Healing the Wounds of Children: Empowering Educators for a Brighter Future

Ain Najem, Lebanon – June 26-28 and July 3-5, 2023

Bible Society’s Healing the Mind & Spirit (HMS) Center, in partnership with the General Secretary of Catholic Schools in Lebanon, organized two consecutive equipping sessions for 50+ dedicated Christian education teachers and counselors.

The trainings were led by HMS’s co-director and Psychosocial Support Coordinator, Rita Zakhour, and life-coach Master Facilitator and Neuro Linguistic Programming trainer (NLP) Naji Fakhoury. The purpose was  to nurture the emotional well-being of the younger generations through this transformative training entitled “Healing the Wounds of Children” by equipping their educators, who are all united by their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of the children they serve.

In these 2-three days training, participants acquired the necessary tools, insights, and techniques to address the emotional and psychological needs of their students. Guided by experienced mentors and experts in the field, the training facilitated deep discussions and engaging group dynamics.

The final days of the trainings were full of renewed purpose and loving bond among participants. They departed with a profound sense of responsibility and a commitment to apply the program with their students.

The Bible Society’s mission is to spread the Holy Bible’s message and culture to all generations through translating, publishing, and distributing the Scriptures using visual, audio-visual, readable, and digital formats, encouraging people to read and engage with God’s Word, advocating the Bible cause to uphold human dignity, and partnering with all Churches and Christian institutions.

Following are some of the participants’ testimonies:

“It’s amazing how the curriculum is made in a very meticulous way were each idea led to the other. This training enriched us a lot and I also learned new ways on how to understand and interact with my students better” -Arabic Teacher-

“As a nun, I always have to be responsible and strong to help others. In these three days, I was able to remove this mask of being strong and just be. Be vulnerable, share my experiences, and remind myself that I am a normal human being with emotions that must be felt.” – Nun-

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