We’re finally doing aid right, and I’m not there

“After my first trip to the Dominican Republic, I pledged to myself that we would, one day, have a camp run and executed by Dominicans. Now, about seven years later, the camp director, program leaders and all but a handful of counselors are Dominican. Each year we bring in a few Peace Corps Volunteers and highly-skilled volunteers from the USA who add value to our program, but they are not the ones in charge. I think we’re finally doing aid right, and I’m not there.” ~ Pippa Biddle (The Problem With Little White Girls, Boys and Voluntourism)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pippa-biddle/little-white-girls-voluntourism_b_4834574.html

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