5 tips before you volunteer in Africa

Things to remember before you set off on your trip abroad. Take an unlocked phone  Anyone who's been abroad will likely know how difficult it is to keep in contact with everyone if your phone is locked. This can be heightened when you're even further away than usual, and staying for a longer time (two, …

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‘More harm than good’. Volunteering in a developing nation?

The popularity of volunteering, especially among young people, has never been so prominent. Where before there were limited charities offering work and opportunities for those trained and seeking jobs in aid work, there are now countless for-profit organisations offering experiences for opportunists as young as 17. But do these organisations create more harm than good? …

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