Playlist: Orphanages in the global south


After this playlist you might not want to volunteer in an orphanage again. In this playlist you find documentaries and videos about the orphan industry in Cambodia and Nepal from 2008 to 2015. The videos connect the increasing number of orphanages in Cambodia and Nepal to the adoption industry, voluntourism industry, helping tourists and the huge and lucrative NGO sector.

Children have been sent to orphanages with the promise of food, shelter and an education. Still, many undercover scenes and interviews proof that the vulnerability is often not taken away through institutional care. You will find in this playlist scene about the arrest of pedophiles, interviews with children who were raised in orphanages, interviews with NGO employees, orphanage directors, mothers and government officials.  

We find that the link between orphanages and child trafficking is especially well explained in the video 101 East – Nepal: Children for sale and Ultimate Betrayal – Cambodia’s orphanage scandal as well as Why Not A Family? and 101 East – Nepal: Children for sale

 

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About Daniel Großbröhmer

Daniel is currently working as adviser for several local and international NGO in Myanmar. He covers topics like impact orientation, monitoring and evaluation and organizational development. Before moving to Myanmar he has been working for seven years at one of Europe's biggest private funded NGOs and was in charge for the impact measurement and development of volunteer services. He is consulting governmental agencies and NGOs in how to improve the quality and administration of volunteer services. Daniel spend one years as a volunteer in Brasil and has working experience in Cameroon and Angola. He studied French, Portuguese and Economics in Germany and France and completed his MBA in Berlin and Cambridge in 2015.