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

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

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.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/16/gap-year-voluntourism-funds-exploitative-orphanage-schemes-says/

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