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Don’t Create More Orphans – the video tells you why

A short animation that outlines the impact of volunteering in an orphanage This is a great, short and simple animation that explains why it might be wrong to volunteer in or donate to orphanages. It outlines the negative impact of institutionalized care and outlines the impact of volunteering in an orphanage. In many volunteer placements well intentioned voluntourists are actively encouraged to donate money and presents. Through these donations wrong people profit from […]

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ivhq reviews: The voluntourism industry & its connections to review websites 19

Voluntourism and review websites highlights: ivhq reviews and abroadreview.com Voluntourism Review platforms such as www.goabroad.com, www.gooverseas.com as well as www.abroadreviews.com and voluntourism companies are closely connected as they benefit from each other. For years there have been rumors that International Volunteer HQ is connected to one of them, the review and advertising platform www.abroadreview.com which contains plenty of ivhq reviews and comments. Finally, we were able to carve out some strong indicators such as same names and ip […]

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Four Questions to ask Yourself @matadornetwork.com

Thinking about volunteering? For starters, read this article asking you some helpful questions to find out what you are looking for and what you are about to do.     Dear volunteers in Africa: please don’t come help until you’ve asked yourself these four questions – Matador Network Matador is a travel and lifestyle brand redefining travel media with cutting edge adventure stories, photojournalism, and social commentary. Source: matadornetwork.com/life/dear-volunteers-africa-please-dont-come-help-youve-asked-four-questions/  

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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 […]

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Facebook: Better Volunteering

Better volunteering: The facebook page Better Volunteering is run by Sallie Grayson, Harold Goodwin and Kate Stefanko who are co founders of the uk based and award winning voluntourism company people and places. The facebook page is very active and campaigns for sustainable (better) voluntourism by highlighting good practice and pointing out bad practice. The bloggers do not post about their own company but the news articles issues about voluntourism […]

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