Orphanage voluntoursim a harmful exercise

Orphanage voluntoursim a harmful exercise

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 24 2017 Worth an estimated $173 billion dollars globally, the โ€œvoluntourismโ€ industry attracts well-intentioned volunteers to residential care institutions such as orphanages in Cambodia, but may be doing more harm than good. Recent research conducted by Cambodiaโ€™s Ministry for Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth [...]

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Ocean Atlas

Ocean Atlas

Ocean Atlas; the worlds largest underwater sculpture that I was lucky enough to explore. This beautiful girl kneels at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Nassau- 17ft tall and weighing 60 ton. Aside from her captivating size and beauty there is a thought-provoking message behind her, surrounded by such irony. The sculpture [...]

Appreciate

I am currently sitting poolside with a view out to our beautiful bahamian beach thats white sand is being pounded by the Atlantic oceans' turquoise waters wondering how on earth I got here. The truth is I really do not know. One thing I do know is how incredibly blessed we are to be living [...]

Misplaced

Life is full of moments that consume us with unpleasant feelings such as anxiety and regret. Feelings that force a sense of misplacement upon us and often keep us confined to our comfort zones.ย I have had plenty of times when I have allowed these feelings to dictate what I do or don't do, however I [...]

Surface

Surface

We have started to skim the pages of life, never looking over those words we don't understand, misinterpreting the objectives and not really caring anyway. This is what we have become. The generation so easily mislead by the illusions of life and too lazy to even notice. We are ignoring some of the most beautiful [...]

Begin Anywhere

This was it. My final year of high school. Slumped over a desk in a classroom contemplating what course I should take at university because, well, that is what everybody else was doing. I was a seventeen year old making potentially life-moulding decisions in a small town of an isolated country; so unsurprisingly there were [...]