Sometimes the best way to help isn’t to volunteer but rather to “shut up and listen.”
Volunteers may be well-meaning, but they're often supporting institutions that exploit children and poor families for profit.
Sadly, despite their good intentions, volunteers at orphanages are unwittingly supporting the terrible harm that institutions afflict on children in their care.
S: Ha, yes I agree! And I'd like to see the stats on how well those profiles do. Hey, I'm Chad and I'm looking for some humanitarian
H: Interestingly, the article link is no longer live on the Telegraph website. Says a lot about the response, doesn't it
Health Considerations Volunteers of all ages have to pay attention to health needs. Visit your physician. Get a checkup and
This piece is part of a month-long series of articles aimed at raising awareness around the issue of orphanage volunteering
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