We are all guilty of assuming that a certain community needs a certain kind of help. We look at homeless people and assume that we need to build them homes, when all they want might be mental health support or a stable job. So, what is the no-assumptions approach you ask?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time out of his Thursday afternoon to explain to finance committee members just how excellent the plan to have WE Charity administer the Canada Student Service Grant program was.
Part of WE Charity’s overseas trips allow people from North America to “step into the shoes of Maasai warriors” in Kenya, or “experience a shamanic ceremony and get hands-on weapons training” in Ecuador.
The trips, offered through WE’s for-profit arm ME to WE, cost over US $4,000.
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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.