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.
Brad Brasseur compares the pros and cons of the Internet and the role social media plays for the functions and images of NGOs.
Read about his well written portrait as he explains the new risks of manipulation, fraud and greed, but also the incredible potential of modern NGOs, while outlining criteria how to separate the ‘Good’ from the “Bad”.
Today we had the unique possibility to interview George Marsden, who was a volunteer at Sols 24/7. This amazing organization is operating in Malaysia, Cambodia, India, East Timor, and Laos and focuses on providing holistic education programs to urban and rural communities throughout Southeast Asia. Their core program is to provide education in English, IT and Life Skills.
Tamara Lowe, a true volunteering veteran, explains how you should pack your bags the right way. Thereby, what you pack largely depends what kind of work you are going to do and where you will do it. Of course, there is always something one forgets when going on a trip. Make sure it’s something trifle, not something vital.