Prejudices About Africa

When you ask elementary school children what to think of when they hear the word “Africa,” the following terms will probably sound: Elephants! Lions! Heat! Poor children! Thirst! Because yes, when we used to have no patience for dinner we were all told: ‘You’re not hungry, you just have an appetite! In Africa, there they […]

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Everything wrong with orphanage tourism

1. The disgusting statistics of orphanage tourism Let’s start with some handy figures that can shed some light on the context of orphanage tourism. No one knows exactly how many orphanages there are in East Africa because many are not registered. What we do know is that in 1992, 2,900 children were in orphanages in […]

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