Volunteer TourismGeneral, Industry
AAMT has recently received an influx in queries regarding international programs calling for Massage Therapists to volunteer and treat children in orphanages.
This is often called ‘Orphanage Tourism’, and while Volunteers mean well, money changing hands may not necessarily make it to support the children. Families are often forced to send their children to orphanages as the only means to feed and clothe them.
AAMT advises anyone considering visiting orphanages overseas to take caution and study the necessary due diligence on the program and/or the orphanage before considering to assist.
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