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Special needs skills? want to volunteer in Kenya – NEW project!

Special needs skills? want to volunteer in Kenya – NEW project!

We have wanted to work in Kenya for some time – we know many of you want to travel and volunteer there. Finally we have found the very partners we want in the team at Turtle Bay  – Our Education Advisor,  Dianne visited them in autumn last year and we know the special needs boarding school Gede that Turtle Bay supports is the perfect volunteer placement for people who want to immerse themselves in the care for special kids in a…

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Common Mistakes Made Before, During and After Volunteering

Common Mistakes Made Before, During and After Volunteering

Some musings by Sallie as published by Volunteer Forever -( a great site for info and fundraising for your volunteer trip. and how clever is the graphic!) This is my take on the most common mistakes made BEFORE, DURING and AFTER volunteering. I want to precurse by stating clearly that I believe the vast majority of people who volunteer are doing so with the best of intentions. Our work at people and places brings us into contact with some pretty blooming marvelous people – some…

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Volunteering: A (Former) Child’s Perspective of Visitors to the Home

Volunteering: A (Former) Child’s Perspective of Visitors to the Home

There is much debate about the ethics of  volunteering in orphanages – we at people and places are leading a fair bit of it! Yesterday on twitter @pandpvolunteer  I “met ” Mandy  who for some of her childhood lived in a children’s home –  below is her story – it is a powerful voice for the children and carries invaluable advice for volunteers. Thanks so much Mandy If you’d like to learn more about the Better Child Protection click here  and…

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Naxal Orphanage “how utterly uplifting yet conflictingly heartbreaking”

Naxal Orphanage “how utterly uplifting yet conflictingly heartbreaking”

My visit to the orphanage – I recently spent a few hours at Naxal Orphanage –   My time in Nepal was focused on a trek in the stunning Annapurna sub-range of the Himalayas and then followed by a week enjoying all the non-mountainous tourist activities available in Nepal.  We really saw the best of what is a beautiful, warm, friendly and unique country.    

“We know they are the right company” – we’ve been recommended by one of the best!

“We know they are the right company” – we’ve been recommended by one of the best!

Many of you will have heard of Tribes Travel – they are award winners.  A small, personalised tour operator run by husband and wife team Amanda and Guy, Tribes specialise in personal service – for the traveller and for the communities they visit. “… we believe that the very best tailor made holidays are the ones which not only make you feel special and help you engage with the places you visit, but which, at no extra cost to you, also allow…

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