“I think the curriculum is very necessary. Partnership [with Kerus, Acts2Change, and Doxa Deo Brooklyn Campus] came at the right time….It’s necessary that we go back to our schools now and guide students to know how to implement their rights in the constitution. Through the partnership, our schools will be able to cascade to all the other schools so that we have a better country,”
— Ms. Tshepisd Ntabanyane, Deputy Chief Specialist (IDS), Gauteng Dept of Education

 “I believe God is bringing partnerships to our city, to your city so we can see children live with new hope and eventually change the course of the future. We are going to focus on the children and we are going to educate them. I think that the stuff that Kerus has developed is fantastic. We are going to see life change in these children.”
— Pastor Jean Symmons, Doxa Deo Church, Brooklyn campus

 “Parents are supportive of the ITC! lessons because they believe it helps their children. The ITC! programme has made me more effective as a teacher. Students learn about life, behavior and discipline. Students now are encouraged and looking at life positively.”
— Jankie Maseko, Pulamadibogo Primary School, Soshanguve

“Parents have noticed changes in their children such as positive attitudes, courage and motivation. They are more willing to cooperate and offer support. Since ITC! has been implemented in our school, I have noticed the students are humble and love one another. They respect educators and parents at home.”
— Angelo Matlala, Raikana Primary School, Soshanguve

“ITC! has taught me to see children in a very positive way and has built so much confidence, love and inner peace in me. The parents see a change in their children, and students have changed in their behaviors and attitudes.”
— Lorraine Mpapu, Pulamadibogo Primary School, Soshanguve

“We structured our entire youth focus and program from June to November around the theme of It Takes Courage! and this has led to numerical growth of our ministry. The content helped keep youth coming every Saturday. The program evoked a lot of counseling sessions as we found out many of the youth had been abused physically, emotionally and sexually, and were dealing with confidence issues.”
— Grace Bible Church, Soweto, Gauteng

 “I have worked for quite some years with young people in South Africa, dealing with all kinds of issues, including unemployment, HIV/AIDS, etc.  Most of the materials I’ve seen hasn’t worked to change the behaviors of young people we deal with.  It Takes Courage! empowers young people with skills they are able to use to combat the HIV/AIDS problem.  It also empowers them to relate with God in a deeper way.”
— John Lumbe, Youth Network Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

“We are still observing behavioral changes, and the youth energy in the church has changed. There is more interest in youth activities and more focus.”
–Community Bible Church, KwaThema, Gauteng

“The program has invigorated and revived our youth ministry that was dying.
Our youths are more focused on God, family, studies and are more confident about their future.”
–Christ Centered Church, Atteridgeville, Gauteng

“Attitudes have changed – self-confidence, self worth, and dealing with the past. Some youths have come for counseling.”
–Sunrise City Church, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

“Parents have been approaching us, wanting to make sure their children attend and are consistent because of the changes they observe in the children as they attend.”
–Youth Network Southern Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng

“The ITC! program is doing very well among the youth. The ITC! program has been a prayer answered. Since the introduction of the ITC! program, youth membership has increased from 15 to 40 youth. The youth meetings which were perceived to be boring are now attracting more youth. Before the ITC! program, two young people testified they lacked patience and self control. Now they are improving in these two areas. ”
— Claude Chifunda, Bethel City Church Int’l. Ndola central.

“For 18 years our youth attendance was 18. After the introduction of ITC!, youth attendance increased to 36. Community youth are excited about the program. The church leadership is very surprised at the increase in number of the youth as a result of the ITC! program.”
— Worthy Sikazwe, ACZ – Worship Centre, Mikomfwa, Luanshya

“With the introduction of the ITC! program, youth attendance has grown from 6 to 80 youth. The ITC! program is bringing transformation in the lives of the youth. Before any sports activity, the youth leadership shares something on ITC! Unity among pastors and the youth in Chibuluma has been fostered as a result of ITC!”
— Alex Chingelesh, Chibuluma Purity Club

“Youth attendance has increased to from 15 to 30 youth per meeting. Some youth have testified that the program has motivated them to be young men and women of vision. Others feel they have become assertive and confident in life. The youth meetings are now interesting and attracting many young people. A nearby private school has requested the trained ITC! teacher/youth to conduct the ITC! program at that school.”
— Chewe Bwalya, Cathedral of Faith church – Ndola central

“Pastors used to restrict their youth from attending interdenominational meetings. But since introduction of the ITC! program, pastors have allowed their youth to attend theITC! meetings. Unity has been fostered as well. We have over 150 youth attending theITC! program every week. Many young people are being transformed from alcoholics to sober minded youth, from being involved in premarital sex to being devoted to Christ.”
— Edgar Chanda, George complex – Lusaka

 

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