Rok Kern Learning Academy Courses
This session builds on the advocacy knowledge that was first introduced in the Good Aid and Development course. It takes the knowledge that people have developed during their time in Cambodia and puts it into action with a distinct plan that they can do in the first few weeks being home.
Giving to charity is something we want to contribute to society to make a difference. How do we know that our giving to charity is making a difference? Sign up for this course to learn more about individual and social and systematic responses to the work of charity and justice.
How do we know that what we are telling people at home is with respect to the dignity of the country that we are visiting? This course will give you a better tool to re-access ourselves and snap our stories more ethically and with dignity
Why do the forms of care for vulnerable children need to be taken into consideration before we do more harm rather than help? This course is for anyone who wishes to invest in a longer-term impact for children.
This course will provide a wide understanding of the aid and development sector, exploring the keys principles for good development, and gives you the tools that you can critique in a different model and reflection on which step that you can really make a difference.
How do we view Cambodia and its history? How does Cambodian view its history and the country itself? Sign up for this course if you want to dig deeper and This course is good for long and short termer who plan to visit this country.
Many of us have a desire to care for orphans and vulnerable children globally. We either give money to groups or volunteer by ourselves on a trip. Does it help? This course will help you to learn more about the history of the orphanage and the different approaches to problem care for orphans.
This is the first of our debriefing sessions. It comes towards the end of the program as participants have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in Cambodia and how that has impacted them.
We look at people sometimes based on their resources so as to view poverty. This course will help us to define poverty differently and how we can better respond to the work of poverty eradication.
An exploration of the history of orphanages in the West
Entering another culture, for sure, there will be lots of things to articulate. There are always different interpretations and understanding concepts between the high and the low cultures. This course is highly preparing you well before entering other cultures. Especially in the honor-shame culture of Cambodia.
To equip participants with the skills they need to take what they have learnt and put it into practice in their home environment.
How do we live out our faith by word and deed? The session aims for us to go beyond the system works and approaches to ending social injustices that are caused by poverty and how the biblical approaches to poverty alleviation through Charity.
Going on a mission trip, for sure our friends, church, and family members can wait to hear from us. This course will give us a tool to reflect on “An image tells a thousand stories” with dignity and respect as they are equally created by God.
With the word “orphan” some of us will think of kids without parents. But in some countries, their definition is different. We are going to learn from the journal of Caleb and Courtney on their mission trips to Cambodia and the importance of family-based care.
Do we go on a mission to serve with our eyes open? This course will help us to go deeper in discussing the different forms of missions in serving the poor and how we serve them well in responding to God's calling
This Good Aids and Development course will give us a different perspective on “Learning to critique Aids and Development” of how we can tell the differences that the organisation we are supporting and working with is making a positive change.
Cambodia is among the oldest countries in South East Asia. What is the first word that comes to our mind when we hear about it? The journey through the history of Cambodia will help us to understand more about its history than ours.
By obedience to the word of God, as Christian, we share love and resources to care for vulnerable children and orphans. In this course will tell us if our good intention helps or hurts the people that we are trying to serve.
Do we need a framework for reflecting on the advantages and disadvantages experienced by certain groups or identities?
Who is poor? Who decides? We often view poverty as lack of resources, money or wealth and so on. This course will help us to understand better how we define poverty compare to God's. Sign up now to learn more how we can response well to poverty eradication.
An exploration of the history of orphanages in the West
Entering other cultures there are so many things to articulate. We need to challenge ourselves to try new things that including foods, transportation, social events and figuring out how the local practice their beliefs. This course will prepare you well to avoiding cultural shocks and learning to appreciate “How God Presents himself in other cultures”
Training & Development Stream
Planning for a trip abroad is complicated. This course will help us to plan our trip well and avoid what is called “The common pitfalls of short-term trips”.
How do we know that what we are telling people at home is respect to the dignity of the country that we are visiting to? This course will give you a better tool to re-access ourselves and snapping our stories more ethical and dignity.
As seen in our previous course, ‘Avoiding the Pitfalls of Short-Term Missions’, research has shown that many forms of short-term volunteering actually do harm to the very communities they are trying to serve. In this course, we explore what methods are shown to lead to positive outcomes for both the communities hosting trips, and the communities visiting them.