We have to learn before we can help Learning Service vs. Service LearningBy Daniela Papi

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>we have to learn before we can help Learning Service vs. Service LearningBy Daniela Papi Slide 2 WHY are we HERE Slide 3 An ILLICH break Slide 4 HOW matters Slide 5 Impact on Travelers Non-profit partner, the issue, or the program Local community or ecosystem Slide 6 Short term Travelers Non-profit partner, the issue, or the program Local community or ecosystem Long term Slide 7 We cant know our actual impact unless we follow up, do research, and stay open to learning the realities of the impact we had. note Slide 8 What went wrong on the voluntourism trip? Slide 9 EVERYTHING that could have gone wrong! Slide 10 All of it Poor implementation Bad planning An evil guy Lies and corruption List of things that could possibly go wrong Slide 11 EVERYTHING that could have gone wrong! All of it List of things that could possibly go wrong Poor implementation Bad planning An evil guy Lies and corruption Slide 12 Poor pre-planning Slide 13 Slide 14 ! !! ! Slide 15 No transparency Slide 16 $$$ Slide 17 No transparency $$$ Slide 18 Ineffective project Slide 19 Slide 20 Little to no traveler education Slide 21 Slide 22 The WRONG people were let in Slide 23 Slide 24 Slide 25 So how can we prevent this? Slide 26 service learning only looks one way Slide 27 learning service = trips where you are learning to serve AFTER you leave Slide 28 Voluntourism: Predicting rain 1)Band-aid solutions 2)Forgetting volunteers are NOT free 3)Focusing on things to solve problems 4)Poor monitoring 5)Skilled jobs to the unskilled 6)Forgetting the REST of the trip 7)Fostering moral imperialism Slide 29 1) Band-aid solutions Slide 30 Just Say NO to Orphanage Tourism Slide 31 Slide 32 Slide 33 a. Orphanages are not a tourist attraction. Slide 34 b. Its not a zoo. No, you cant pet or feed them. Slide 35 c. Ask yourself: Would this be okay if this was happening in my community? Slide 36 2) Volunteers are not FREE Slide 37 things arent the solution Slide 38 but by investing time in people instead Slide 39 people have the capacity and connections to reach their own goals Slide 40 4) Poor monitoring can = poor impact Slide 41 5) Skilled jobs take skills Slide 42 Slide 43 7) What about the REST of the trip? Slide 44 RESEARCH: Giving your money $ You vote with your money Slide 45 Do you want more kids on the street? Slide 46 Poverty voyeurism is voting for poverty. Slide 47 Lets avoid the long-neck- women phenomenon. Slide 48 RESEARCH: Giving your money At we have made many mistakes. Slide 49 Schools dont teach kids. Slide 50 Neither do pens, books, or t-shirts. Slide 51 We learned we needed to invest in people to put those things to use. Slide 52 RESEARCH: Giving your money At we have made many mistakes too. Slide 53 its not how we can save the world in a week Slide 54 Its what we can do the other 358 days of the year Slide 55 PEPY Tours is designed to inspire people to improve the way they GIVE, TRAVEL &amp; LIVE after they leave us Slide 56 and, with a two-part fee, the donation requirement from the tour goes straight to our NGO programs Slide 57 5 Steps to Creating Successful Learning Service Trips Voluntourism: Building a boat Slide 58 1 # BUILD RELATIONSHIPS! Slide 59 Research &amp; Follow Up 2 # Slide 60 Invest in people including the travelers 3 # Slide 61 Travel with us an make a difference! Come support this organization! Traveling with us means you are HELPING THE WORLD! Join our SERVICE trip! Come help them! Buy our trip and help this orphanage!. HONEST MARKETING!!! 4 # Slide 62 A large part of what people know about developing countries comes from fundraising campaigns &amp; travel advertising Slide 63 5 # Sell based on LEARNING and FIT not traveler demand Help them put their GOOD INTENTIONS to good use Slide 64 Sometimes we create aid projects just to let people feel they are helping. Slide 65 You know, Americans always want to paint things. They want to paint buildings, so we have a building we let them paint. Usually we have to repaint the walls after the Americans leave because they dont do a very good job. -- Remarks from an African leader who felt that letting visiting Americans paint allowed them to feel like they accomplished something even though it was unnecessary (excerpt from Rethinking Short-Term Missions for Long- Term Impact by Mary Faultds) Slide 66 Are we selling what people want? Or do people want what we are selling? Slide 67 Other RESOURCES to consider Slide 68 www.voluntourism101.com Slide 69 Slide 70 Child Safe Slide 71 Travelers Philanthropy Handbook Slide 72 Daniela Papi: d@pepyride.org www.pepytours.com www.voluntourism101.com www.lessonsilearned.org Slide 73 Photo Credits Photos from Flickr @martyn @nebarnix @lara604 @mithril @alancleaver @simulacraofmi @press the b[o]tton @claudiasnell @hrdrck @kristabrath @tormods @tamer_shabaneh @beth19 @divemasterking2000 @jurvetson @looking4poetry @garryknight @sandvand @Zoriah @Visions Service Adventure Photos of PEPY class and school Photographer: Mathieu Young </p>