Rapid growth in the multi-billion-dollar volunteer tourism industry has prompted calls for tighter controls with concerns over exposing vulnerable communities to unskilled foreign labour and dodgy operators exploiting foreigners for profit.
Kerensa Pickett Clark's insight:
Good question to ask. I am a qualified teacher and also have a health background, but many go to volunteer with nothing other than enthusiasm and a bucketlist to tick off.
British Mountaineering Council MPs scale Helsby cliff to promote benefits of outdoor recreation British Mountaineering Council Despite the wet weather, Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans and Macclesfield MP David Rutley today went abseiling and climbing...
Herald Scotland We need a rational - not emotional - debate on the use of drugs in sport Herald Scotland I returned to rumination, a small closet once used as a smoking room when the sports staff had the time and energy to suck on a tobacco stick.
SBS Drugs in sport: what constitutes 'unfair advantage'? SBS Before I go further, let me stress that I'm dealing here only with the use of drugs in sport deemed by officials to be performance enhancing to the point of creating an unfair advantage.
A look at the issues around ethical volunteering -- the benefits, the potential harm, and questions volunteers should ask to make an informed decision.
Kerensa Pickett Clark's insight:
Having just returned from Nepal I had many questions. Whilst there making temporary shelters for people after the quakes, it was a blunt realisation that there was still massive need 3 months after the fact and that our modest aid of 10 shelters was a fart in a thunderstorm (so to speak). People were angry - making comparisons of who should get what. Its very very hard.
Volunteer tourism also known as voluntourism in places like Malawi might not be doing any good. When everyone is in a nonprofit organization, going on some kind of international adventure travel, the locals often get left out.
Best video shots of the Big Mountain event at the Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 in Zermatt, Switzerland. Featuring Team Europe's own: Kaj Zackrisson, Sverre Liliequist, Markus Eder, Richard Permin, Nicolas Vuignier, Paddy Graham and Fabio Studer. Opposed to Team Americas: Cody Townsend, KC Deane, Rory Bushfield, Charley Ager, Josh Daiek, Logan Imlach, Tim Dutton and Greg Lindsey.
Sydney Morning HeraldThe joy of exercise, or why life well lived means a body worked hardSydney Morning HeraldThe medical evidence on sedentary life and illness, for example, is straightforward, and the various sprains and cuts of exercise are a...
"Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) have been used by athletes for decades. The first appearance of anabolic steroids was in the 1954 Olympics by the Russian weightlifting team. Once the Americans found out about this, they started putting their athletes on steroids and the rivalry was born. The east Germans were famous, or infamous, for their rigorous doping program lasting from 1968 to 1976. In that eight-year span, they dominated in the women’s sports and demonstrated the significant effectiveness of doping. This is thought to be what started the widespread use of doping in sports." http://bit.ly/1doazRa
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