Many of us have a desire to care for orphans and vulnerable children, so we send money to groups we know are caring for children in other countries. When we can, we go and volunteer by ourselves or on a short-term trip with others. But what if the method we are using to do that is harming the children we are trying to care for? In this video and discussion, we introduce some of the issues surrounding orphan care and institutionalisation.
We are thankful to our partners at the Better Care Network and Rethink Orphanages for the use of this video resource
This course gives students knowledge of the current state of orphans and vulnerable children around the world. It 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 content for some of the Ethical Understanding outcomes.
The missions version of this course includes further prompting questions and prayer points to help guide your discussions.
If you would like the Rok Kern stage to host a showing of this video and lead a discussion or Q and A session, 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 answers