Term / Before You Pay to Volunteer . . . recap
1) What is voluntourism ? It is a form of tourism in which travellers do voluntary work, dedicate some of their time to helping communities or the environment in the places they are visiting.
3) § 3 presents the different consequences of voluntourism : it prevents local workers from getting jobs, institutions waste money on upgrading facilities (instead of seeing to the needs of its population). What's more abused and abandoned children in orphanages, who have formed emotional attachments to the visitors feel more traumatized when volunteers go back home.
Some other newspapers have underlined that voluntourism leads to more abandonment and more child abuse.
4) So according to the journalist (§ 5) gappers and tourists should be more careful . They should travel, and spend their money in developing country. What's more we could make other suggestions to them. If they really want to take action they should do it at home in their own country where their help will be welcomed.
5) How different and similar is this text from Tourism or Voyeurism and Away from Home ?
Like the other two texts , this press article deals with travelling differently. Like Tourism or Voyeurism it underlines the negative aspects too. However it insists more on the dangers and risks of volunteering in developing countries than the previous document.