‘Voluntourism’ does more harm than good

‘Voluntourism’ does more harm than good

With summer approaching, we are near prime “voluntourism” season. The approximately $2 billion dollar industry sends more than 1.6 million volunteer tourists around the globe each year, according to NPR. To the students gearing up to travel to developing countries and refurbish a school, build a well or assist in some kind of humanitarian venture that can be finished in two weeks – consider this: Volunteer work is not a photo opportunity.

http://www.thepantheronline.com/opinions/opinion-voluntourism-harm-good

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2018-05-07T09:47:53+00:00