Rather than try and fix the world with a tin of paint and a few rounds of ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, our expedition projects aim to develop students’ long term understanding of the challenges faced by their host communities.
These projects seek out opportunities where locals and students share and learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect (check out this trip to Morocco as an example). We’re not trying to ‘fix’ long term issues through short term, insubstantial, sympathy volunteer work. All of our projects are developed from grass roots level in conjunction with local communities, NGOs and/or conservation organisations.
Since 2014, we have had a company policy of not arranging project work at orphanages or establishments where the purpose is to look after children. Such short-term project work is not in the best interest of the children involved and as such we will not be a part of it. We invite you to read our Africans, Orphans and Kilts blog for a better insight to our thoughts. Please help spread the word. #StopOrphanTrips
If you are considering volunteer work during your trip please do not hesitate to contact us for advice or suggestions. For more information, you can also read our Volunteer Projects page under our responsible tourism section.