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Resources for Your Family

Bring your whole family into the heroic movement to end slavery in our lifetime

We're providing three videos and four weekly resource sets to help you do that, and we'd love to see what you create on your journey! Submit your creations to social@ijm.ca, or post on social media and tag us. We're on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Use the hashtags #storiesofhope.

Read, pray and dance with us!

These three videos were recorded by some of our favourite people, from our IJM family to yours!

The Sharing Hope Show for Kids

Watch it here!

A storybook reading and dance party with songwriter and musician Ellie Holcomb, alongside Mandy Arioto from MOPs International.

Interview with Anu Canjanathoppil

Watch it here!

In this special interview IJM Canada's Executive Director, Anu Canjanathoppil, shares stories of hope from her experience leading IJM rescue operations.

Goodnight Prayers with IJM

Watch it here!

Anu Canjanathoppil leads us in praying for the world's most vulnerable people and celebrating the stories of hope that keep us going.

Meet Arul and Pachayamma

To get started, gather as a family and read their hopeful story together. Use the discussion questions to guide a conversation with your kids about their story before starting the activities below.

Week 1 Activities

Use Your Imagination

This is how our artists see Arul and Pachayamma living in freedom. Draw a picture, or series of pictures, of how YOU see Arul and Pachayamma.

Do Some Writing

What do you think the word "freedom" means to Arul and Pachayamma? Write a few sentences, a 500-word essay or a freedom poem. You can even include it in your homeschool curriculum!

Discuss as a Family

How can you use your voice like Arul and Pachayamma to help those still trapped in slavery?

Week 2 Activities

Read a Story Together

Read Drops Join Together - How one girl's bravery brings rescue from slavery

Make a Snack

Enjoy making Mango Lassie Pops together. These are a delicious twist on a popular South Asian drink. The best part? They're simple to make!

Do Some Writing

Use these prompts to write a few sentences, a 500-word essay, or even a poem.

Week 3 Activities

Read a Comic Together

Read about Pachayamma’s brave choice to speak up for other people.

Guide Arul and Pachayamma Through a Maze

Help Arul and Pachayamma rescue people hidden in slavery

Do Some Colouring

Break out your paints, pencil crayons, or crayons to colour in this portrait of Pachayamma.

Do Some Writing

Explore what bravery and standing up for others means to you with these writing prompts!

Week 4 Activities

How Arul and Pachayamma are Helping Their Neighbours

With so much of the world today shut down because of COVID-19, Arul and Pachayamma knew that many survivors can't read or don't have access to watch the news, and many of these survivors were vulnerable to the virus. So Arul and Pachayamma and their friends have traveled to visit over 200 families to share important information about the virus, proper handwashing techniques, and how to keep themselves safe through social distancing.

Read About Kids Just Like You

Read about how two brothers from Arlington, Virginia, are helping people on the other side of the world.

Get Creative

Use these prompts to write a short paragraph, poem or even a research essay.

Learn a New Language

Watch this video of Anu George Canjanathoppil, IJM Canada's Executive Director, as she teaches you a few simple phrases in Tamil - the same language Arul and Pachayamma speak!

Moms, we have a resource just for you to use during your own stillness time!

Check out The Justice Collective, a study we created in partnership with MOPS International. During this time, we're offering it as a free download!

Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
pkooman@ijm.ca
519.679.5030 x.229

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