As a volunteer in Africa, you hope for a perfect holiday, gap year or maybe even an internship. You have already read and especially seen a lot online, because photos and videos say more than words. And of course, that applies especially to social media. All the posts...
Why should I be paying to volunteer abroad? I am going to sacrifice my time and energy to help the poor people in a third world country, why should I also spend my money? Better yet, can’t they pay me for the expenses that I make because or volunteering? No, they can’t and in this article I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you can’t volunteer abroad for free.
Even before travelling to Africa, you saw photos online of lion cuddling tourists. Now you are on this fantastic continent and you discover that there is such a place near you, where you can meet all kinds of wildlife up close and even cuddle with lions. You are a...
How do you get volunteers and travelers to stop being white saviors? How do you show them what’s going on? As a white savior, you receive a lot of gratitude, admiration, this feeling of doing good, and confirmation from friends and family. If lots of people are telling you that you are doing so great, why stop?
Volunteering abroad is a unique opportunity, where you have the opportunity to gain new experiences and at the same time you can do a lot of good. You can work on social projects in developing countries, or on beautiful volunteering projects with animals. It's a win-win situation, it's good on your CV and who doesn't want to help poor people while enjoying tropical temperatures and beautiful nature? A wonderful way to spend your gap year, for example.
These types of phrases are often on the websites of volunteering providers abroad. But is all this correct? Is volunteering abroad really that useful and good for the locals or the animals on the projects?
For many people, sustainability sounds like something for alternative types who wear open sandals and baggy, colourful pants, who walk barefoot and only drink soy milk and chai tea. But is that really the case? If you’re on our website, you probably know that...
Dilo and I met online and soon found out that we have a lot of common ground. We both live and work in an African country and we both have a passion for travelling with as little damage as possible. At Dilo, this was often expressed in the green field of sustainability, and with me you can see this mainly in the social field.
In this blog you can read why we started Experience Africa and why we are an impact organization.