Usually when I meet someone for the first time, and tell them about the type of work I do as an aid worker I get a combination of the following responses: 1). “Wow, that work must be so rewarding”, 2). “Are you a volunteer/ Do you get paid to do that?/ How much do you get paid?” and 3). “I’d be really interested to volunteer to do similar work – how can I get involved?” As the documentary ‘The Voluntourist’ highlights, the development sector is one of the most technically cha
New York, September 10, 2015—Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have attacked schools, students, and teachers and, along with international peacekeeping forces, have used schools as bases for their activities, said Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (Watchlist) in a report released today. The Transitional Government of CAR and the international community should take urgent steps to secure the school environment and promote children’s right to education.