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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 [email protected], 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!

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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.

Download the drawing sheet

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

Download the story

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!

Download the recipe

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

Download the writing topics

Week 3 Activities

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

Download the comic

Guide Arul and Pachayamma Through a Maze
Help Arul and Pachayamma rescue people hidden in slavery!

Download the maze

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

Print the page

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

Download the 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.

Download Coleman and Caleb's story

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

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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!

Watch it here
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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!
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