We now know the difference between individual and system level responses to poverty and have a greater understanding of what affects and defines poverty, but what about the agencies and groups that work in poverty alleviation?
Charities, NGOS, not-for-profits and Social Enterprise – aren’t they all the same thing?
What does good development actually look like?
What is best practice?
How can I tell whether the groups I support are being effective or not? What can I do personally?
What is the role of outsiders in development? All these questions are explored in our next course.
This course prepares students’ knowledge of how organisations respond to poverty. Shaped by current research of best practices in the sector, students engage with critical thinking to examine charities, NGO’s, not-for-profits and social enterprises. The lessons examine real and hypothetical case studies on the different approaches to development that they will meet in Cambodia. The roles that students can play as cultural outsiders is also introduced,and later followed up more intensely with the “Championing a cause” session in-country which prepares them for their service based work on their return.
This course has curriculum links with the Australian Curriculum, providing content for some of the Critical And Creative thinking as well as some outcomes within Level 6 Geography.
God calls us to care for the poor, the marginalised, the widow and the orphan, but how?
Sometimes in our eagerness to heed that call, we give our time or money to the first opportunity we hear about. But what does it mean to be wise stewards of our resources?
How can we tell whether the causes we are supporting have good motivations, use ethical approaches and are actually making positive change?
What does it mean to be “beyond reproach” when serving and loving others?
How can we partner with local Christians in a way which honours them and helps them live out their faith?
All these questions and more will be explored in these sessions.
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This session is available as a 1 day intensive or as part of the 2 day training package “How do I respond to Poverty?”
These workshops are currently available in Phnom Penh.