Fundraising, ribbons, donate boxes, charity events, door knocking, television adverts, Re-use, Renew, Recycle, online petitions, social media views, environmentally friendly, …..our lives are bombarded every day by charity requests or people asking us to do something, to make a difference, to change something about ourselves. But why?
This session explores the difference between charity and justice approaches to responding to poverty. Participants will reflect on the complexity and experience of poverty using a “If the world were 10 people” simulation activity and learn why poverty alleviation requires both individual responses (charity) and social and systemic responses (social justice).
Rok Kern would like to thank our partners at ACCI for the use of their simulation activity for this course.
The education program engages students in experiential learning to gain an understanding of the similarities and differences between between a charity approach and a social justice approach. During the course students engage with reflective learning practices to enable their own personal growth and social understanding around these topics.
This course has curriculum links with the Australian Curriculum, providing content for some of the Personal and Social Capabilities.
The missions version of this course contains another hour’s worth of materials, allowing you to dig deeper and reflect on what the Bible has to say about Charity and Justice. As a group bible study, explore what Jesus taught in the gospels about caring for the poor and how that relates to the prophets and law before.
This session is available as stand alone workshop or as part of a 1 day or 2 training packages “How do I respond to Poverty?” These workshops are currently available in Phnom Penh.