“orphanages … part of the well-trodden tourist trail” says BBC’s Fake Britain

By Kate Stefanko. Filed in good and bad practice, media, people and places in the news, volunteering in the news  |  
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well-meaning holiday-makers [and volunteers] are being conned and are fuelling a dark industry of fake orphanages and orphans”

watch the report, from about 35 minutes into the programme click here to watch 

people and places‘ Kate Stefanko speaks out during the Fake Britain expose about volunteers naively contributing to the abuse of children.watch it here

 

“a need for more orphans … so where are they coming from?”

 

“visiting orphanages and making a donation has become part of the well-trodden tourist trail … ”

 

“well-meaning holiday-makers are being conned and are fuelling a dark industry of fake orphanages and orphans”

 

One Comment

  1. Comment by npegler1:

    Things like this really wind me up, someone is trying to do some good and then end up getting ripped off and making the life’s of the children worse, unfortunately it`s the way of the world and you can`t rely on trust and have to do your research first!

    Please, please ask a lot of questions before you volunteer, if possible talk to other volunteers who have been where you are going and if possible attend a volunteer`s social, even if the volunteer`s you talk to have not been to the country you are visiting you can get good feedback on how the volunteer company works. Of course all volunteer companies introduce volunteers to each other and arrange socials or am I being naive!

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