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20Feb2014

Orphanage Tourism: Tackling the Trend via Tourism Concern

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If you bring up volunteering abroad in a conversation more often than not you’ll get a response like, “Volunteering is great! I’ve always wanted to work in an orphanage.” While traveling in developing countries it’s hard to ignore the countless signs held by impoverished-looking children begging you to visit or donate to their orphanage. Do
09Feb2014

Learning Service; a constructive approach to volunteering via Volunteer in Cambodia

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February 9, 2014 by Eleanor Paton   Overseas volunteering has had its fair share of bad press.  Tales of orphanage tourism in particular make for depressing reading. Report after report touches on similar practices; children kept in poverty so that volunteers continue to donate, orphanages that ignore volunteers’ concerns about the children’s wellbeing and an
28Jan2014

The fourth “Know Before You Go” video is live: Orphanage Tourism

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Video 4 – Orphanage Tourism   Orphanages are increasingly becoming tourist destinations as more and more people choose to visit or volunteer in children’s homes during their travels abroad. This video – the fourth in our series – offers some ‘must know’ facts about orphanage tourism, and encourages you to think twice before contributing to
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