Orphanage Trips by Aussie Schools are Doing More Harm Than Good

Karleen Gribble - The Conversation

Some private schools in Australia are taking students on volunteer trips to orphanages in Asia. But “what do these trips mean for the children in the orphanages?,” this article asks. The article highlights the negative effects of institutionalization of children and the ways in which orphanage voluntourism contributes to the removal of children from their families as well as the increased number of orphanages in some countries. “They are literally creating orphans, for financial gain,” says the article.