More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending a short time in
communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building
Why? Who benefit from this, the community or these young people?
It is true that a growing number of young people from affluent countries are doing temporary jobs without payment in less wealthy countries. Reasons for this vary, and I believe that both these young individuals and the community reap the benefits.
There are several reasons why the youth in rich nations tend to do unpaid work in less affluent countries. Chief among them is the growth of the aviation industry. The emergence of low-cost airlines allows young individuals who are on a tight budget to travel to remote corners of the world.Read more