Based on an EU-grant from FRAME, VOICE, REPORT!, 100% for the Children have been given the opportunity to prepare an exercise booklet in collaboration with the University College Copenhagen (KP). This course is a smaller edition of the exercise booklet.*
In April 2019, social work student Gry Baunegaard Danielsen, journalist Mai Rasmussen, and photographer Mijo Sandvej traveled to Accra in Ghana. They were to hold five workshops for street children connected to the local organization Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS), interview the children about their individual stories and take portraits of the children in their familiar surroundings with a focus on reframing and constructive communication.
Based on the cooperation with the street children this course, the exercise booklet, and the accompanying photo book will help to nuance negative victim images from the development industry in Denmark.
Due to the collaboration with University College Copenhagen (KP) and the participation of students from Social Work in the preparation, the entire teaching material also has a practical and professional focus. The material should bring awareness to all the social work that takes place in the South, in collaboration between local and Danish organizations. Work where social science and engagement can be an important resource.
One of the overall purposes of FRAME, VOICE, REPORT! is to create greater and broader knowledge of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which is why these will be part of this course.
This course is based on specific workshops with vulnerable children and adolescents in the South. However, it does not only address social workers who work internationally but also social workers in the Danish context, as the method and approach to young people, can be adapted to local conditions.
*Note: The content in the materials section is in Danish, but you can still head over to the reflective exercises and next units.