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23 08, 2019

The dark side of ‘voluntourism’ causes orphanage numbers to boom in developing countries

2019-08-23T07:17:40-07:00

According to Save the Children Australia, popular voluntourism destinations for Australians such as Bali, Thailand and Cambodia have seen the number of orphanages increase by up to 500 per cent since the trend began.

The dark side of ‘voluntourism’ causes orphanage numbers to boom in developing countries2019-08-23T07:17:40-07:00
19 08, 2019

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking

2019-08-20T07:13:12-07:00

The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby.

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking2019-08-20T07:13:12-07:00
14 08, 2019

Voluntourism is unsustainable form of activism

2019-08-14T07:13:00-07:00

In middle school, I remember hearing about the local church visiting a rural town in Mexico with a group of volunteers for a week to build houses. At the time, I was impressed. Not only did I not know how to find these sort of opportunities on my own, but I remember thinking how noble it was to put yourself outside your comfort zone in such a productive way.

Voluntourism is unsustainable form of activism2019-08-14T07:13:00-07:00
18 07, 2019

We Need Your Help!

2019-07-18T07:24:45-07:00

At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning we received an urgent phone call for a rescue of 12 children from an illegal orphanage. The man holding the children escaped a few days earlier leaving the children without enough food.

We Need Your Help!2019-07-18T07:24:45-07:00
23 05, 2019

Why Funding for Orphanages is Harming the Children it Aims to Help

2019-05-23T09:16:44-07:00

Despite powerful evidence of the negative impact of orphanage care, private donors continue to provide large amounts of funding to orphanages through donations, volunteer tourism, mission trips and other forms of fundraising – adding to the pull factors drawing more vulnerable children into institutional care and away from family or community care.

Why Funding for Orphanages is Harming the Children it Aims to Help2019-05-23T09:16:44-07:00
29 04, 2019

The Unexpected Evils of Altruism

2019-04-29T08:02:01-07:00

Do you have money and think you can change the world with it? Do you have low self-esteem, or simply crave instant gratification on social media? Or maybe you just want to increase your chance to on Tinder by embodying a third-world savior persona? Well, I’ve got an easy answer to check all your theoretical boxes: voluntourism.

The Unexpected Evils of Altruism2019-04-29T08:02:01-07:00
5 04, 2019

Benevolent harm: Orphanages, voluntourism and child sexual exploitation in South-East Asia

2019-04-05T09:10:04-07:00

Institution-based sexual exploitation, including within orphanages, is on the rise in South- East Asia. While the drivers of this increase are complex, the growth in volunteer and orphanage tourism creates opportunities for child sexual exploitation by allowing contact between vulnerable children and child sex offenders, stimulating demand for orphanages and orphaned children through child trafficking and paper orphaning, and providing the necessary conditions for orphanage scams.

Benevolent harm: Orphanages, voluntourism and child sexual exploitation in South-East Asia2019-04-05T09:10:04-07:00
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