Mud House Director
Have tourism and volunteering become blurred? Three foreign volunteers use singing, sweets and skateboarding to reach out to young South African orphans. As relationships develop between these well-meaning young foreigners coming of age on an African tour and the needy children they aim to help, the question emerges as to who benefits most: the backpackers, the orphans or the businessmen who make it all possible? A cynical, often humorous look at volunteering in the 21st century, where the opportunity for a fast buck and a CV tune-up maybe eclipse earnest efforts to “make a difference”.