Charity + Giving Back

Orphanage Volunteering: Notes on good intentions and disasters left behind

To raise awareness to stop this type of volunteer work, I’m one of the participating bloggers in a month-long #StopChildTrips campaign to raise awareness that volunteering and visiting orphanages can do more harm than good despite our good intentions. It is organized under the Better Volunteering, Better Care initiative founded by the Better Care Network and Save the Children UK with “the sole purpose of discouraging international ‘orphanage’ volunteering.”…

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