Ethical Volunteering

16 04, 2020

University lecturer calls for an end to ‘voluntourism’


An university lecturer has criticised tertiary institutions for continuing to send students on voluntourism experiences. The trend - short for 'volunteer tourism' - sees young people travel to orphanages and areas of poverty as a form of life experience.
University lecturer calls for an end to ‘voluntourism’2020-04-17T09:35:31-07:00
10 04, 2020

URGENT: We Need Your Help


All of us at NGN send our heartfelt wishes that you are well and that you are being cared for during this difficult time. We would also like to thank you for remembering the work we do and the need of support from you, our donors.
URGENT: We Need Your Help2020-04-10T09:33:13-07:00
2 04, 2020

International Aid’s Voluntourism Problem


Since the Syrian migrant crisis made national headlines in 2015, volunteers have continued to flow into Greece. This uptick falls in line with the increasingly popular trend of voluntourism, a form of tourism in which travelers participate in volunteer work abroad. According to Dr. Nancy Gard McGehee, head of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at Virginia Tech, voluntourism has become the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry, with over $2 billion in revenue in 2019. A growing sector coupled with a lack of government funding has resulted in a proliferation of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to address the needs of refugees.
International Aid’s Voluntourism Problem2020-04-02T10:46:00-07:00
27 03, 2020

Covid19 Comes to Nepal


As COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, Nepal has not been spared by this pandemic. Though, there are only two confirmed cases as of today, there are almost certainly many more. Considering this fact, Nepal has been completely locked down as of March 24, 2020. NGN’s teams are working from home, and we are ensuring remotely that all the children we are monitoring are safe with their families. Having received two rescues in the month of February, we are currently in the process of reconnecting the children with their families. Despite the fear of COVID-19, we have seen families brave this new unknown and come to Kathmandu to see their children and take them home where hopefully they will be safe.
Covid19 Comes to Nepal2020-03-27T09:00:22-07:00
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