18 Sep 2017

Push to end 'harmful' volunteering in orphanages

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 18 September 2017

New research shows volunteering in orphanages does more harm than good, so why are so many young New Zealanders still taking part? Advocacy agency, ReThink Orphanages, says a revolving door of volunteers was making abandonment and attachment issues even worse. And it's making volunteer orgsanisations think twice about how they run their businesses. Kathryn Ryan speaks with a coordinator at ReThink Orphanages, Leigh Mathews, along with the founder and chief executive of Orphans Aid International, Sue van Schreven.