Win a childcare experience
All too often we are horrified by the “opportunities “offered to well meaning people – we publish few but this one is so irresponsible we had to share it.
Well, actually, we are sharing Dave Coles recent blog post (he does wonderful work heping LSE students find responsible volunteering opportunities.)
Bravo Dave – wish we’d written this piece.
“since when did it become acceptable to offer time with children as a prize? Would you be happy if your son, sister, nephew or grandchild was being offered up as a competition win for people from thousands of miles away? Have the families of these children given consent for their youngest to be sold in this way? There is a reverse lottery at play here. The children in Nepal, Mexico or Thailand don’t know if they are getting a “good” volunteer of a “bad” one. The difference being is that they didn’t enter that competition.”
and if you would like to see the original offer of the prize
put GVI childcare prize into a search – we ain’t goona promote it! 🙂