Voluntourism – good, bad, or really ugly?

Voluntourism – is it the evil of our time?

It is a natural response to have compassion when we see suffering; it’s part of our human nature. Thanks to globalisation and access to the internet, the world is a much smaller place. To  go a day without seeing those overseas who desperately need our support, is almost impossible.

So in response, you would love to help. To get amongst it. Possibly even see the world while you’re there.

Voluntourism is the perfect solution.

Or is it?

Hello from the other side! : Stories from some of our past student nurses.

So just how is the information we present in our health education projects received by Myanmar’s nurses? We asked Ester, Cing Date Nuan and Cing Lam Do Kim, students at Tender Love Nursing College, what they thought of Exousia’s Nutrition and health care training.

A Volunteers’ Story

Want to know what it’s like being a volunteer on an Exousia Abroad trip?

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do what we do here at Exousia. With the help of many volunteers over the years we have managed to reach in excess of 2500 people with our education program.

Jen left her busy Sydney nutrition clinic in good hands as she joined us in Myanmar in September of 2017.

Collaboration – We can’t do it alone, that’s why we all need it.

Working in the non profit sphere certainly has it’s challenges. Not everyone shares your passion or ‘gets’ what you do. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with people and organisations that are working toward a shared vision.