Voluntourism

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Does voluntourism do more harm than good? Teaching English in Nepal, counting elephants in Botswana; paid volunteer missions abroad are very popular with young people. Many of them, full of enthusiasm, fall into the trap. Behind the supposedly positive impact of voluntourism, hides a very profitable business with many ill effects. More than 85% of the children in Nepal's orphanages have in fact been separated from their families. Our journalist infiltrated a Project Abroad mission in Tanzania and found out how 16-year-olds with no medical skills were attending surgical operations during the day before getting drunk in trendy bars as soon as night fell. This report investigates the excesses of a shameful business on the margins of humanitarian aid.

RTS
Directed by: 
Isabelle Ducret, Mauro Losa
Switzerland
2021
52'
HD
Languages: 
English Subtitles