“nobody needed us and we could make little to no difference”.

“nobody needed us and we could make little to no difference”.

This blog post by Rachel is an important read – for anyone thinking about volunteering and for sending and recieving organisations.

There are still way too many organisations out there who poorly serve volunteers and the communities they seek to serve….Rachel seems to have happened upon one of these – tho I reserve judgement given that this is only one persons experience.

It sounds as if Rachel was ill informed, badly prepared and that there had been no meaningful consultation with the community she seeked to serve.  ( I do hope someone from the organisation Rachel travelled with replies to her blog – )

So until I am persuaded otherwise this is another article for me to add to irresonsibletourism.org and my “baddies” file….

I have asked Rachel who she travelled with – I would urge here to “name and shame” and I would be very keen to hear from any of her co volunteers.

Heres her post http://rachelrtw.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/what-i-learnt-in-nepal-why-a-bad-travel-experience-isnt-the-end

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