Is It Wrong To Volunteer At An Orphanage?


There's a growing global campaign which may seem harsh and heartless. The message: Don't visit orphanages. Last year, the British government updated its travel advice to discourage tourists from visiting or volunteering in orphanages, saying it could have "serious unintended consequences." In April, the Dutch parliament held a debate on the practice and its connection to human trafficking. And at an October conference for global leaders sponsored by the One Young World group, author J.K. Rowling spoke on the issue: "Despite the best of intentions, the sad truth is that visiting and volunteering in orphanages drives an industry that separates children from their families and puts them at risk of neglect and abuse." There are at least 2.7 million kids...

Is It Wrong To Volunteer At An Orphanage?

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