We are all very exited, and hope that many will join.
All are welcome.
Just got in contact with the Dane behind this web page yesterday. It is an extremely interesting initiative, and they inform, that they are in the process of translating the program into Vietnamese. We will meet when I come back to Denmark. Maybe I can help with some contacts or something. This is a "must have" in Vietnam.
The principles for the program are:
We are really happy to announce, that the well known Danish restaurant and bar in HCMC, Storm P. is now cooperating with The Shelter Collection.
One of our charity boxes is now located at the restaurant and the customers have the possibility to support us through directly there. We hope that many tourists and others will use the possibility to combine Danish "hygge" and good Danish food with charity to our children at the shelter.
Remember also to give the staff some tip. Donation and tip are two different things.
Dear friends in HCMC,
The Little Rose Warm Shelter and The Shelter Collection (DK) would like to invite you to an interesting afternoon were we tell about our rehabilitation program for disadvantaged girl children.
The two organizations have cooperated through 9 years and established a center with high pedagogic standards and knowledge within state of the art Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Social & Emotional Learning (non violent behavior).
There will be demonstrations of the Social & Emotional Learning, creative activities, educational Child Sexual Abuse Prevention films etc., and you will be able to talk to the staff and the volunteers.
Fruit and refreshments will be available.
Date & time: Tuesday the 19th of November 2013, from 1pm to 8pm
Place: Mai am Hoa Hong Nho (Little Rose Warm Shelter)
30/31 (alley 30) Lam Van Ben
Ward Tan Kieng, District 7, HCMC
Doors open 1pm
Dance performance 1.30pm
Round trip 2pm
Education film about trafficking 2.30pm
Round trip 3pm
Social & Emotional Learning demonstration 3.30pm
Round trip 4pm
Vovinam training 4.30pm
Round trip 5pm
Education film about pedophilia 5.30pm
Round trip 6pm
Social & Emotional Learning training 6.30pm
Round trip 7pm
Dance performance 7.30pm
Doors close 8pm
The event is sponsored by Danida
Terres des Hommes, Netherlands has setup a new weapon in the fight against the new phenomenon "Webcam child sex tourism". Children being forced to perform sexual activities on the Internet.
The weapon is a virtual 10 year old girl on chat groups for paedophilia's. She is computer animated and she has within 10 weeks identified 1000 men. The list and documentation about these men has been handed over to Interpol.
According to TdH, Netherlands over 750.000 men are at every given moment searching on the Internet to engage in sexual activity with children. There are according to FBI 40.000 open chat rooms. TdH has monitored only 50 of them.
In and interview with Danish Radio Broadcasting (Danmarks Radio) the chief of European Cyber Crime Mr. Troels Oerting confirms that the problem is increasing. He also mentions that Interpol until now has had more focus on the more serious part of this, namely where children are not only lured or forced to take of their clothes, but where children are raped online, and men in the other end paying money for watching.
Here is a link to Danmarks Radio with an interview of Hans Guijt, TdH, Netherlands (02:30) and Troels Oerting, Interpols European Cyber Crime department (Danish language only).
The Shelter Collection deals with this issue
Together with Stairway Foundation, Philippines, we, The Shelter Collection has produced Child Sexual Abuse Prevention material that includes training in safe behavior on the Internet. What we need now, is to get ressources so, that we and our Vietnamese partner can train more children in Vietnam.
It has been long time since last I wrote a blog. We have had some busy weeks. A lot has happened, and I will write about these issues in separate blogs later. This week my main concern is to finalize the application for the new PACCOM Certificate. But when coming to the shelter 8.30am, I could only get by taking of my shoes. There was 10-15 cm of water in the yard of the shelter. At 4am the water stood even 10cm higher so it had flooded most of the interior of the shelter.
When I entered the house, the staff and the girls all were about to clean everything and bear out the water in buckets. I immediately were afraid of the electricity in combination with the water, but the had already shot down the electricity as long as they clean up. Fortunately the girls didn't have to go to school today. Because of the typhoon warning yesterday they were send home for the next days. Until now we haven't had that much wind, but tonight: a lot of water.
It was some of the girls who discovered the flooding. They sleep upstairs, but woke up due to the heavy rain and were afraid. They went downstairs and saw the flooding. Then they called the caretaker Ms. Van and they all started to rescue what could be rescued. Fortunately no computer have been damaged, - as far as we know yet. But folders and material that was placed on the floor in the office has been damaged.
I am thinking of what we can do to avoid such a situation next time. We already have the problem with cracks that need repair, but i would be really nice if we also could build some water protection facilities into the center.
The weaterhforecast says "a lot of rain the next two days". We must hope the best. Any ideas and support are welcome.
I feel sorry for the girls, because weather conditions like this make them feel nervous, and uncomfortable.
The film gives you an impression of the damages