Push to end orphanage volunteering as World Challenge stops trips for students

World Challenge, the world's largest school-based volunteer travel company, will no longer offer orphanage volunteer placements overseas - effective by the end of this month. World Challenge has teamed up with ReThink Orphanages and is now committed to raising awareness to end the harmful practice of orphanage voluntourism.

In continuing to go to orphanages we were perpetuating this reliance and dependency on those sorts of institutions.
-Mark Walters, Asia Pacific Manager at World Challenge