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Al Jazeera Series about the Voluntourism industry

A must watch for every past and future volunteer The focus of the series lies on the orphanage tourism and voluntourism industry which is connected to int. volunteer companies and the global north. It will help every futur volunteer to understand the challanges behind the voluntourism industry and volunteering in orphanages. Al Jazeera spend a lot of time and money in researching the subject and developed an outstanding series of documentaries. An absolutely […]

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Talk shows and presentations about Voluntourism

This playlist contains some outstanding talk shows and presentations  as well TED talks. Some brilliant speakers speak about their voluntourism experiences and give plenty of outstanding food for thoughts. A very thought-provoking speaker talks about his voluntourism experience in the United States and other videos show some pretty good conversation filled with experts, development workers and researches. This playlist will not only give you some great new ideas but also […]

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Facebook: Learning Service

Learning Service: Learning Service is a great campaign which was established for people who want to learn before we they help. The organization is helping to reform the way people think about voluntourism. They advocate through very active social media channels. We use their facebook and twitter page to stay updated about intercultural learning campaigns and voluntourism. They also developed a very informative series about how to volunteer and voluntourism […]

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Efficient development cooperation & voluntourism: How to connect the dots

Most volunteers who take their time to go abroad and work in a local volunteering project are probably driven by curiosity, adventure or maybe just a little boredom. But there is one central motivation almost everyone claims to have: The idea to make a real difference. Or to quote Gandhi: to be the change that you wish to see in the world. Most former volunteers will notice: That is not […]

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Who wants to be a volunteer?

Tongue-in-cheek video pokes fun at the rise in ‘voluntourism‘, but the message to each volunteer to-be is a serious one.

A video highlighting the problems with “voluntourism” has gone viral. A cross between the reality shows Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Survivor, the clip parodies a Western volunteer’s experience in Africa.

The group behind it, the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH), wants to challenge Western perceptions of the continent and stimulate debate about development.

(www.theweek.co.uk)

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