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How Do We Tackle The Problems of Orphanage Tourism?

Shannette Budhai, Volunteering Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh recently returned from a trip in London organised by Save the Children. It was an honour and a privilege to be invited as a panellist and also as a participant to the ‘Better Volunteering, Better Care’ workshop. The workshop itself aimed to tackle the growing problem of ‘orphanage volunteering’. There have been a series of media

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Travel In Nepal.

Eadaoin Close, a qualified primary school teacher from Portmarnock, Dublin, volunteered for five months in one of Umbrella’s girls homes and returned to Kathmandu in 2012 to become the Communications Director. A part of her assignment she managed the Volunteer Programme. Eadaoin gave us a run down on what were some of the common questions volunteers asked before they travelled overseas. What vaccinations do

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