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A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. It always seems impossible until it’s done. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. - Nelson Mandela


Grandma’s Village is a 32-program drama series covering the key concepts of the ITC! Youth Curriculum. The drama series is a direct representation of the ITC! Youth Curriculum lessons, with 2, 15-minute radio dramas covering the key concepts for each of the curriculum lessons. Stories center around Magogo, a grandmother raising two grandchildren after their parents die of AIDS. The family lives in a fictitious rural African village. The radio dramas are produced under the direction of TWR nationals who culturalize each of the programs to their unique setting. The dramas are offered in faith-based and non-faith-based formats.
Grandma’s Village has been produced by TWR into African-English, kiSwahili, Portuguese, & Xitshwa. These programs are on the airvia TWR partners in Kenya, Mozambique and Angola and can be found on the internet at TWR360.

Typically teachers do not separate classes based on gender. However, in some cultural situations teachers have found that talking about issues related to sex are more successful when done by gender. This issue is discussed during certification training.

Each lesson in the curriculum focuses on one or more of the following character traits: empathy, excellence, fairness, forgiveness, gratitude, honesty, humility, kindness, loyalty, patience, respect, self-control, service, responsibility, and perseverance.

The It Takes Courage! curriculum clearly teaches character development as foundational to healthy and successful living. Character development and practicing of the Golden Rule are not unique to any one religion. It is consistent with Christian teachings, but it is also consistent with the teachings of many world religions. Most teachers in churches and youth groups certified to teach the curriculum supplement the curriculum material with Biblical applications.

The curriculum was written for anyone over the age of 11 years of age. Schools have successfully implemented the curriculum from grades 5-12. Some universities, seminaries and teachers colleges have used the curriculum as well.

In order to get a copy of the 16-lesson It Takes Courage! Youth Curriculum you will need to attend a 4-day It Takes Courage! Certification Training. You can send an email to to find out when and where certification trainings are located.

The curriculum is designed to be highly interactive, designed to maximize the learning process. It is full of games, illustrations, partner and group discussions, drama, problem solving, music and storytelling. It has been designed by educators all over the world and is easily adaptable to cultural differences.

It takes a courageous person to cultivate a life of good character and good decision making – to become a person who will choose to do what is right, even when the cost is more than they want to pay. It takes courage to say no to sex outside of marriage, sacrifice for the benefit of another, challenge cultural norms, end stigma and discrimination, care for those sick or outcast, discuss issues of sexuality, and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. Courage is needed when youth are under pressure, when adults are being criticized, and when community leaders are making policy. We believe that it will be impossible to change the course of many social problems without men and women of courage and character to lead the way.

The curriculum has been used in schools, churches, and community organizations in the nations of Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Sudan, Swaziland, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia. Over a million people have been certified to teach the curriculum to youth. The curriculum is available in the following languages: English, Xitshwa, Amharic, Portuguese, Rukiga.