Re-exploring how we engage positively with communities to make sustainable change
If your school is considering a Service Learning program or a way to contribute to the global community, our Community Learning Programs are a modern evolution of this traditional type of program, building resilience, leadership and inspiration in students.
We believe it is the time to reimagine how we engage positively with local communities, both domestically and internationally.
There is a much broader way in which young people can contribute to the wider world beyond the physical volunteering or ‘community doing’ so commonly included in traditional Service Learning. There is mounting evidence that physical ‘voluntourism’ promoting village building often causes more harm than good and perpetuates deficit mindsets. Schools have a duty of care both to overseas communities as well as to their own students to ensure they are not participating in programs which do not fulfil their purpose.