THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION WORKSHOP IN THAILAND
I would like to invite journalists through theShanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club and it’s network of media outlets to a Thomson Reuters Foundation workshop on Vulnerable Children in Care from 25th-29th June in Bangkok. The workshop explores children in orphanages, and the new thinking behind finding community-based, alternative care structures. The topic may be of interest given that Australia is considering penalising “orphanage tourism”. Expenses include tuition costs, flights for those living outside Bangkok, hotel accommodations, and food will be paid for by the foundation.
- This is a unique opportunity to develop investigative and analytical skills around an under-reported topic.
- This programme encourages journalists to explore the risks faced by vulnerable children, and different domestic and international strategies to protect them.
- This is an intensive five-day training programme to provide practical skills, tools and strategies to report on this complex topic. It includes opportunities to meet experts on the issue, combined with field trips.
- It focuses on public and private initiatives to protect orphans or children sold by impoverished families, and to offer them a future. Could government money and private donations be better spent on keeping children with their families and in their communities?
- It places it in the context of the international community’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- This programme challenges you and your readers, listeners or viewers to answer the question: “Is there an innovative home-grown solution just waiting to be discovered in OUR country?”
Here is the link to the Bangkok workshop for your perusal.