Startup Playground Podcast

The complexities of voluntourism and the unregulated market l Part 1, with Eva Cian

March 09, 2020 Elvis Metrins / Eva Cian Season 2 Episode 27
Startup Playground Podcast
The complexities of voluntourism and the unregulated market l Part 1, with Eva Cian
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Startup Playground Podcast
The complexities of voluntourism and the unregulated market l Part 1, with Eva Cian
Mar 09, 2020 Season 2 Episode 27
Elvis Metrins / Eva Cian

"Eight million children worldwide are in orphanages and up to 90% of these children are not actually orphans”. / Save the Children

On this episode, you will be able to listen to advocate for responsible voluntourism Eva Cian, The Co-founder of NGO PILOT. Together with her, we will try to understand some global issues caused by voluntourism and shed some light on this so-called feel good by doing good travel.


WHY SHALL WE CARE ABOUT VOLUNTOURISM?


Every year westerners go abroad to volunteer and what we do know is that the popular travel type is seen as a do-good feel-good vacation but what is not looked closely enough at is the fact that volunteering abroad rarely have the positive impact you might think it has. If young people are not equipped to work with at-risk children in their home country why should they be able to do so abroad?

Unregistered NGOs, for-profit travel agencies and volunteers unfit for the jobs, make voluntourism a multi-billion dollar market with a non-sustainable and truly damaging agenda.

 If you would like to understand how can you contribute to making this industry more sustainable, contact Eva Cian here.



CREDITS

* THE ENTREPRENEUR OR THE ORGANISATION HOSTED ON THIS EPISODE HAS NOT SPONSORED THIS EPISODE, AS WELL AS THIS EPISODE IS NOT SPONSORED BY ANY ORGANISATION OR COMPANY. IT IS PURELY OUR OWN INTEREST TO UNDERSTAND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET.


 * Music licensed from http://www.purple-planet.com

 * Record Player Static Sound - Recorded by Mike Koenig

 * AM Radio Tuning Sound - Public Domain

Show Notes

"Eight million children worldwide are in orphanages and up to 90% of these children are not actually orphans”. / Save the Children

On this episode, you will be able to listen to advocate for responsible voluntourism Eva Cian, The Co-founder of NGO PILOT. Together with her, we will try to understand some global issues caused by voluntourism and shed some light on this so-called feel good by doing good travel.


WHY SHALL WE CARE ABOUT VOLUNTOURISM?


Every year westerners go abroad to volunteer and what we do know is that the popular travel type is seen as a do-good feel-good vacation but what is not looked closely enough at is the fact that volunteering abroad rarely have the positive impact you might think it has. If young people are not equipped to work with at-risk children in their home country why should they be able to do so abroad?

Unregistered NGOs, for-profit travel agencies and volunteers unfit for the jobs, make voluntourism a multi-billion dollar market with a non-sustainable and truly damaging agenda.

 If you would like to understand how can you contribute to making this industry more sustainable, contact Eva Cian here.



CREDITS

* THE ENTREPRENEUR OR THE ORGANISATION HOSTED ON THIS EPISODE HAS NOT SPONSORED THIS EPISODE, AS WELL AS THIS EPISODE IS NOT SPONSORED BY ANY ORGANISATION OR COMPANY. IT IS PURELY OUR OWN INTEREST TO UNDERSTAND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET.


 * Music licensed from http://www.purple-planet.com

 * Record Player Static Sound - Recorded by Mike Koenig

 * AM Radio Tuning Sound - Public Domain