Caleb and Courtney felt they were pursuing a noble and holy cause by moving to Cambodia to take over the management of an orphanage, but things didn’t go as planned. What they discovered at the orphanage taught them personally about the harms that growing up in orphanages can have on children. It took them on a new pathway of understanding more about orphanages in Cambodia and what is being done to support families to raise their own children. Journey with Caleb as he shares their story, what they have learnt about orphanages and particularly orphanages in Cambodia along the way.
This course explores a specific case study of an orphanage in Cambodia. Caleb and Courtney’s insights into the complexities of orphanage tourism and prompts personal reflection of responding to poverty well. This course provides some context of a complex issue and forms an important foundation for further knowledge development in later courses. This course has curriculum links with the Australian Curriculum, providing lived experiences as the content of the Ethical Understanding outcomes.
The missions stream version of this course contains an extra bible study exploring Biblical references to orphans and family based care.
This course is available as a stand alone workshop or as part of a longer training package exploring the issues surrounding institutionalisation.
Alternatively, you can take this course as an individual.
Click on start this course, watch the video and journal your questions.
You can then sign up for a follow up webinar where you can ask questions from our staff.