Are voluntourists stupid?

By Chloé Sanguinetti A few weeks ago J.K Rowling picked up her phone and went on an epic twitter rant against orphanage volunteering. In 13 on-point tweets she destroyed any arguments for visiting, supporting or volunteering in orphanages. Just before her, Jacob Kushner published an assassinating article about voluntourism in Haiti; Louise Linton was shredded […]

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A film about helping & voluntourism

This blog post was originally published on WhyDev. By Chloe Sanguinetti Ten years ago, I signed up for a voluntourism program in Vietnam. I was 18, and I was going to help street children learn English. For a week of “work,” I paid a little over 300 euros, which covered my accommodation and food. As […]

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