SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
Navigating the complexities of overseas student service and community engagement can be difficult for educators. ReThink Orphanages members Save the Children Australia, World Challenge and ALTO have developed the following resources for schools and universities engaging in overseas student travel. The resources include the following:
To support educators in teaching about the complex issue of institutionalisation, voluntourism and orphanage tourism, we have developed a set of curriculum modules aimed at Year 10 students. Please note: these modules are mapped to the Victorian Department of Education & Training's curriculum and therefore may require adaptation for use in other contexts.
Self-assessment tool for schools and universities
A Self Assessment Tool has been developed for schools and universities to undertake due diligence on their service, volunteering and community engagement activities overseas. The Self Assessment Tool is designed to play an essential role in undertaking risk assessment and management for overseas trips and is user friendly, with clear guidance and best practice examples.