so there’s been a club I was interested in joining for my first year of college, involved with microfinance. When I contacted the president, he told me I would have to pay a bit under a 1,000 dollars for their main event: a trip to Panama to help impoverished families. This would cover room and board, as well as airfare. Although I was enthusiastic about this group’s goals, I couldn’t help but think, is it really worth it? I mean sure, it’d be inspiring to be able to meet these people where they actually live, and immerse myself in a language I’ve been trying to learn for a long time…but perhaps the money would b better off just going directly to organizations that stay in there long term? Or being given directly to these families?
And this brings me to talk about why I’m so enthusiastic about tomorrow’s tweetchat; we’ve prepared smaller questions to make everyone think about the issue a bit more, but short term volunteer trips are gonna be the main focus. The chat is at 7PM EST tomorrow, and you can follow it through the #givchat hashtag. I’d love to hear all of your thoughts on the matter! :)
I have no idea why my dash has been so dead lately. Anyone wanna recommend some quality international education/development/general education blogs?