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Madonna with her adopted son, David Banda, at an orphanage, 40 km from the capital Lilongwe April 19, 2007. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Volunteer tourism: what’s wrong with it and how it can be changed

Voluntourists' ability to change systems, alleviate poverty or provide support for vulnerable children is limited. They don't have the skills and can perpetuate patronising and unhelpful ideas.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together. Tara Winkler

Modern slavery and tourism: when holidays and human exploitation collide

Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Australian private schools are increasingly taking their senior students to volunteer in orphanages, but they’re doing more harm than good. Lemuellz/Flickr

Orphanage trips by Aussie schools are doing more harm than good

Australian private schools are increasingly taking their senior students to volunteer in orphanages, but they're doing more harm than good.

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