So-called orphanage tourism
has been a feature in Cambodia for a while now and whilst it is appealing to be able to help (and not least, because the children are so adorable), there is the other side of the coin that says, if you visit or volunteer, then you are merely continuing the cycle. The same applies to child beggars and street sellers. It's really up to the individual to decide where they stand on these topics. However, one new website that might help you to make up your mind is here
. In recent months, Friends-International also kicked off a campaign that pretty much mirrored the same message. I'm sure orphanage tourism will never disappear, so it's up to the individual to make their own decisions.
Labels: orphanage tourism