Problems in countries far from home can somehow seem far easier to solve than problems in your own country. They aren’t. Western do-gooders need to resist the allure of ‘exotic problems.’ It’s yet another excellent piece from the Guardian Development Professionals Network. It’s a must-read for all those that want to volunteer abroad, are seeking a career in international humanitarian aid and development, or want to donate to such causes.
The aforementioned piece is a good companion to my earlier blog on vanity volunteering.
So I guess I’m vanity blogging… but then, aren’t we all?
transire benefaciendo: “to travel along while doing good”