Voluntourism for a Better World

Check out this recent article published in The Australian:

Combining good works with your overseas travel seems like a perfectly altruistic adventure. Alas “voluntourism” is a road with twists and shocking turns, the worst being the discovery that tourists’ generous empathy for orph­ans created a child-trafficking racket in several countries. It’s now recognised that volunteering in orph­anages feeds exploit­­ation of children. It has been abolished by many organisations, is discouraged by the Australian government and soon may be banned…