The training is given for free by the local sports club, and is one exampel on how the voluntary work in the Vietnamese society increases. The shelter also have Vietnamese volunteers helping with homework and with big fundraising events.
For me, the activity also shows that our partner is able to get good ideas for extra rehabilitation activities, and often they just do it without noticing us, their partner.
Showing pictures of the girls?
I would like to involve you in a discussion we have had in the DVA board, in the Danish project group and together with the staff at Little Rose Warm Shelter: Does it raise any ethical questions showing pictures of the girls from the center. We have done it over the last year. Not that we have used that many pictures, but still...
Let me emphasize, that we never take pictures without the consent of the children. Sometimes the children say no. And that is always respected. Still we are having an ongoing discussion, because for potential supporters it gives a much better understanding of the center to show pictures with the girls. So that people hopefully can see that they are comfortable at the shelter, and that the activity and treatment looks good.
A picture sometimes says more than 1000 words. Since the shelter takes care of both girls that have been abused and girls who "just" come from broken or dysfunctional homes, and only the caretakers and the girls themselves know who has which background, we have decided to continue using pictures on our website and materials.