Education is redemption
Our curriculum combines theoretical and practical study in order to help the students acquire different theoretical and practical skills. The schedule of a day consists of 3 hours of practical learning and 4 hours of theoretical courses. For the 3 hour practice the students will acquire different skills through the work study programs described bellow. During the 4 hour courses, the students will have common classes, described below. During studies, the students will have the opportunity to serve the local community being involved in different projects for kids, students or adults. Bellow are available more details about our projects.
Coordinator: Sorin Capra
Introduction in lifestyle center and center of influence therapy, using massage, hydrotherapy and other natural remedies.
Introduction in vegetarian cuisine, healthy cooking and nutrition.
Coordinator: Daniel Seniuc
Introduction in health expos, health clubs and health camps organization.
Coordinator: Gicu Vasilache
This module will provide an introduction in greenhouse and field crop farming and will be coordinated by Mr. Gicu Vasilache who has 30 years of practical, hands-on experience growing vegetables in commercial quantities. Br. Vasilache comes from an Adventist family where gardening and greenhouse production have been the tradition for generations. He was raised working the soil from his childhood, and for decades he sustained his family from his own farm. He comes to us from Matca, a village known as one of the most productive places in Romania for growing vegetables. With the extensive agricultural experience that Br. Vasilache adds to our team, plus his many years of experience as vice-principle and teacher in Herghelia missionary school, we’re grateful to have him as the director of our agriculture program. He has been one of the most beloved teachers in our medical missionary school, during the more than 10 years he has been with Herghelia ministries. In this module, students will learn the following:
- Preparing the soil for sowing
- Planting and caring for seedlings
- Building and maintaining a greenhouse
- Crop maintenance and harvest — emphasizing tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, pepper, strawberry, yellow melon, spinach and more.
At the beginning of each step there will be some theoretical presentations with information that will help the students to understand better the practical activities.
Teacher: Luminita Susanu
Being focused on developing the massage practical skills, this course will help you learn how to use massage as a method of healing in treatment centers, nursing homes, health expos, in your own community as well as a method of self-supporting evangelism. In this course you will learn the basic concepts of anatomy and how to give theoretical and practical training in massage.
Teacher: Sorin Capra
During this course you will learn:
- To apply fomentations,
- General revulsive (a treatment for respiratory problems, diabetics, urinary infections and colds)
- Alternative bath for legs and hand (this has extraordinary benefits for circulation)
- Fever treatments and drug dependency (to wrap the patients in wet sheets and allow them to sweat)
- Artificial rising of the temperature (for serious infections)
- Cataplasma (a poultice made with clay and pepper; this is used for arthritis etc.)
- Treatments for headache, nail fungus, problems with the abdomen and pelvis
In this course you will discover God’s amazing plan for our World, revealed in the book of the prophet Daniel. By studying each chapter you will understand how God led His people in the past and how He wants to lead us today as well in the final events times.
Teacher: Gabriel Dumitrescu
Part of a larger study about what constitutes the relationship between man and God in what music is concerned (iGod Music 101), this course purports to explore the connection between music & wellness from a diet and foods perspective. Since Seventh-day Adventists are quite familiar with the principles guiding a healthy lifestyle, particularly pertaining to nutrition, this course will show the amazing similarity between physical food and the “food for the soul” – music –, a simple, no nonsense guide to understanding what a musically healthy lifestyle and diet should consist of, in light of Biblical and Spirit of Prophecy teachings.
Humans were created as complex beings, reflecting the image and character of their Creator. In spite of all its complexity, all three dimensions of the human being were designed to function according to the same set of principles. Thus body, soul, and spirit thrive while guided by the Law of God – His Love – or are damaged by espousing anything contrary to that Law. The various stimuli entering our sensory world, whether through our mouth, ears, eyes, etc., need to be met with the same set of filters for optimal functioning. If we judge what we eat differently from what we listen to or read and watch, we are creating internal conflicts leading, sooner or later, to illness affecting any and all human dimensions.
Teacher: Gabriel Dumitrescu
In this age, the range of addictive substances, behaviors, and impulse control disorders is constantly increasing. As three-dimensional beings (body, soul, spirit), humans reflect God’s three-dimensionality (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). As a disease, addiction is a problem of the soul, manifested in the body. Since all types of addictions share a similar mechanism for habit change, this course will deal with techniques that can be applied successfully across the addictions spectrum. However, beyond techniques, healing only comes as a result of addressing all three dimensions of the human being, and only by the restoring power and active action of the Great Physician.
Teacher: Dr. Sorin Morosan
This course is an introduction in which we will put more emphasis on understanding Physiology in terms of education, which aims to restore the image of God in man, physically, mentally and spiritually. We will see how each system of the body contributes to brain health and how we can prevent the most aggressive diseases that are for the proper functioning of brain structures. The healthier the brain is, it will be more able to understand the love of Christ which surpasses every knowledge. It will be able to choose to remain in Christ as a branch in the Vine, bringing fruits confirming renewal in the spirit of the mind to comprehend God’s will, that good and acceptable and perfect. Such a mind is better able to share Christ’s love to those around because he can talk to each according to his understanding. So I wait to put together a foundation on the Rock of Ages.
Teacher: Terri & Ernst Zwiker
Teacher: Daniel Seniuc
In this course you will learn how to organize a health club and a health expo and how to use different medical devices in order to measure some health parameters: height, weight, body mass index, glucose, body fat and others.
Teacher: Noel Chitate
The Book of Revelation reveals the work of Jesus in the final scenes of Earth’s history. The time of the Great Controversy to close is near, Christ following a well-defined path in the Heavenly Sanctuary. You are expected to study in depth the symbols of the sanctuary and the prophecy, discovering the work now made by the King of Kings.
During the 8 meetings of this cooking classes project, 16 kids will have the opportunity to learn the main food groups (grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, proteins, dairy and vegetable alternatives), how they help different organs (brain, muscles, blood, eyes, bones) and how to cook different simple and healthy recipes for each main food group (oats biscuits, smoothie, vegetables salad, veggie burgers, sunflowers seed pate, veggie pudding). Each meeting consists of a theoretical presentation and a practical workshop about the main subject of that particular meeting. During the cooking classes activities, the kids will have the opportunity to prepare by themselves most of the recipes. Pictures from this project are available on the Little Chefs Academy Facebook page.
During the 8 meetings of this microscopy project, 16 kids will have the opportunity to learn the components of a microscope, how to use it and how to prepare different samples. Each meeting consists of a theoretical presentation and a practical workshop about the main subject of that particular meeting. Therefore, the kids will use the microscope to study different minerals, vegetables, flowers, insects, microorganisms, human anatomy or other items which they are interested about. At the end of each meeting, every child will have a short public presentation about the item which he studied during that meeting. At the end of the course each child will receive a diploma, an educational album with the images of the studied samples and other educational materials. Pictures from this project are available on the Ben’s Laboratory Facebook page.
AMiCUS Coding Days Hackathon is a national event organized by AMiCUS Romania in partnership with Herghelia Mission School and other partners. The purpose of this event is to gather different IT students and specialists, with the purpose of creating different educational and medical software projects which can sustain some causes. During the 5 days meeting, the participants attend different workshops and work with their team at the chosen project. At the end of the event, each team will present the result of their work in a short demo. More details are available on the event website and also on the Facebook page.
Starting with 2017, Herghelia Mission School, in partnership with Herghelia Lifestyle Center, Amicus Romania, SanoVita Company and the Life + Health Magazine started a new cooking class project for students. The purpose of this project is to make the students understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and its impact on health and academic outcomes. Until now, the project was organized twice, having 25-30 attendees each meeting. Because we want this project to respond to the student’s needs, five themes have been planned with the following titles: Food for brain, Breakfast for students, Food for beauty, Energy boosters, and Party food. The second phase of this project was a series of 5 meetings where the participants enjoyed different international cuisine recipes: Romanian Cuisine, Czech Cuisine, Mediterranean Cuisine, Asian Cuisine and American Cuisine. Each meeting was two hours long, in the beginning having a medical presentation that included the latest scientific information about the current theme and after the practical part where the students observed the preparation of the recipes and tasted the results.
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