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My moment of clarity - Part 2

In my previous post, I was considering various reasons that had perhaps brought me to Africa. Thoughts led me to ask whether going on short-term trips to developing countries was actually causing more harm than good. 340 more words


I went to Ghana for Facebook likes?! A lesson in responsible volunteering

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a sudden upswing of articles and blog posts about volunteering, voluntourism, and narcissism. The content of many of these articles (though not all) suggests that volunteers who travel to developing countries to help out are doing so for Instagram likes or a nice cover photo. 1,287 more words

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