Packing your bags and saying ‘Goodbye’ is never easy. It makes you think about the time you spent in a place, the things you did, the people you shared your time and life with. If it is our actions that define who we are, we are reminiscing our memories, pondering questions about the past. Having her eyes set on the future, Ella shares some of these thoughts today.
Ella from England. Social Worker in Arequipa, Peru with Volunteers Peru since January 2014. Volunteer Peru is a NGO that works with two projects, a home for abonded girls in Arequipa and a school in the rural area Tomepampa.
Ella talks about her social project ‘Volunteers Peru’ and explains her thoughts on ethical volunteering abroad and how ‘volunteering’ is very different from ‘voluntourism’. Read about her opinions, why even good intentions can lead to very one-sided benefits and how thoughtful planning can avoid this.