Cambodia’s Fake Orphanages: The Dark Side of Voluntourism

This new documentary gives another insight in to the dangers of orphanage volunteering, focusing on Cambodia. The number of orphans in the country has reduced in recent years but the numbers of orphanages, particularly in tourist areas, has shot up. These are often funded by well-meaning international volunteers and have created a commodity of spending time with children.

This documentary shows why it’s organisations such as universities have a duty not to promote such opportunities.


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