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9 11, 2018

First Do No Harm: Are “Voluntourists” A Boon Or Bane For The Communities They Serve Abroad?

2018-11-09T07:55:16+00:00

What's your idea of the perfect vacation? Is it lying on a beach, tanning and gazing at the lapping waves? Or skiing through fresh powder on a snowy mountain? Or might it, instead, involve digging a well in a poor village, teaching English to a group of foreign schoolkids or lugging bales of hay to feed elephants at an animal rescue shelter? If you lean more toward the latter, you might just be a voluntourist (a mashup of volunteer and tourist)

First Do No Harm: Are “Voluntourists” A Boon Or Bane For The Communities They Serve Abroad? 2018-11-09T07:55:16+00:00
16 10, 2018

Voluntourism: when personal interest interferes with service

2018-10-16T08:08:03+00:00

When young college students are asked why they volunteer, the answer is usually something along the lines of “I just want to help people,” or “I want to make a difference in the world.” While these answers may reflect good intentions, the actual work that they do tells a different story, and the negative results are seen in the aftermath of this work.

Voluntourism: when personal interest interferes with service 2018-10-16T08:08:03+00:00
17 09, 2018

A look at NGN’s Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Program!

2018-09-17T08:00:27+00:00

Prevention Project: Street Dramas  NGN's Prevention Project team goes deep into rural Nepal to present anti-trafficking street dramas. All our actors are locally selected and trained, and know first-hand the story of "trafficking" of children. Entire villages show up to learn what signs to look for. Help us keep children from ever knowing the trauma of trafficking and family separation!

A look at NGN’s Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Program! 2018-09-17T08:00:27+00:00
3 09, 2018

NGN: Part of the Global Fight Against Child Trafficking. A Volunteer’s View

2018-09-12T14:55:09+00:00

"I was looking for a way to give back while I was traveling. I have always loved being around children so volunteering in an orphanage made sense to me. I found a place very close to the tourist district where I was staying and the cost of staying there seemed quite reasonable, especially since I was happy to give money to help kids anyway. I also bought fruits and vegetables for the children while I was there, but their diet never seemed to change."

NGN: Part of the Global Fight Against Child Trafficking. A Volunteer’s View 2018-09-12T14:55:09+00:00
24 08, 2018

Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad

2018-08-24T08:42:00+00:00

This year, nearly 20 million people will pack their bags to volunteer overseas—yet far too many are failing to make an impact, and some are even doing more harm than good. So how can we change the way we make positive change in the world?

Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad 2018-08-24T08:42:00+00:00
18 06, 2018

Gap year ‘voluntourism’ funds exploitative orphanage schemes, says JK Rowling

2018-06-18T10:55:09+00:00

Gap year students who volunteer at orphanages overseas are propping up a system that “irreparably harms children”, JK Rowling has said. The author, who founded children’s welfare charity Lumos, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that while students may have the “best of intentions”, they could be funding orphanages that abuse vulnerable children and sell them into sex work.

Gap year ‘voluntourism’ funds exploitative orphanage schemes, says JK Rowling 2018-06-18T10:55:09+00:00
29 05, 2018

NGN: Part of the Global Fight Against Child Trafficking. A Child’s View

2018-05-29T07:26:23+00:00

A Child's Voice: Living in a remote district of Nepal, you have known that your family has struggled with growing barely enough food on the steep mountainside to feed your family, and no medical treatments when you are sick or injured, as well as very little knowledge of the outside world. .

NGN: Part of the Global Fight Against Child Trafficking. A Child’s View 2018-05-29T07:26:23+00:00
22 05, 2018

A Guide To Voluntourism: Pros, Cons And How To Do It Right

2018-05-22T08:58:33+00:00

What’s your idea of a break? Whether you’re in college, or working a monotonous 9 to 5, some time off is always welcome to shake yourself and give your brain some new stimuli. If you're considering a sabbatical or looking forward to summer, you're probably looking to make some cheap travel plans. We’re all wistfully sighing at blogs and vlogs of solo travelers who ventured into a community far away to make a world of difference.

A Guide To Voluntourism: Pros, Cons And How To Do It Right 2018-05-22T08:58:33+00:00
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