I asked everyone to send me their new projects for 2012, and I have to say I’ve never been more horrified by my inbox or more fearful for the state of this industry. There are companies out there still that don’t think about the repercussions of their trips – below are a couple examples of what I saw that scared me – am I wrong or are these trips just scary?
- Sending volunteers into a refuge for sex traffic victims to provide them ‘spiritual counseling and therapy’ – REALLY? WITH NO QUALIFICATIONS?
- Teach children with disabilities at a special needs school – AGAIN, NO QUALIFICATIONS OR BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED
Really people? I wont list the loads of horrible trips, but wanted to get some feedback on if I’m wrong or if the above trips are just plain old irresponsible.
So that brings me to a question, what do you do when creating new trips/projects to be sure they result in positive change for all involved??? It appears we definitely need a list of how to do this.