Responsible Travel: We have to learn before we can help!

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  • We have to “learn” before we can “help”
  • Voluntourism(is a one way street)
  • But we need a SOLUTION REVOLUTION
  • But we need a SOLUTION REVOLUTION
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • because, although learning from our mistakes is goodWe should start by avoiding mistakes
  • Let’s make lemonade from the beginning
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • Service learning trips
  • Vetting a good NGO partner (to donate you time or money)1) Ask about failures and change2) Ask others (in the sector or in the region) & be willing to listen3) Ask about attitudes, actions, and PEOPLE (not just things and finances)
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • 1. Know where your money is going.Local. Responsible. Engaging.
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • We shouldn’t promote serving firstAnd learning second
  • Responsible Travel: We have to learn before we can help!

    1. 1. we have to learnbefore we can help<br />
    2. 2. Voluntourismlooks one way<br />
    3. 3. service learning<br />Is a popular term<br />
    4. 4. but we need a<br />solution revolution<br />
    5. 5. we shouldn’t promote servingfirst…<br />.<br />
    6. 6. we shouldn’t promote servingfirst…<br />and learning second<br />
    7. 7. learning from our mistakes<br />is alwaysgood<br />
    8. 8. what about starting by avoidingmistakes?<br />
    9. 9. learning<br />servicetrips <br />= trips where you are learning to serve AFTER you leave<br />
    10. 10. PEPY Tours <br />are designed to inspire people to improve they way they<br />GIVE<br />TRAVEL<br />& LIVE<br />after they leave us<br />
    11. 11. And, with a two part fee, the donation requirement from the tour goes straight to our NGO programs which are investing in skills and capacity building of local leaders who are looking to improve their communities<br />
    12. 12. How can I add value with my travels?<br />3 Steps to Success<br />
    13. 13. #1<br />Research<br />
    14. 14. Invest in<br /> people<br />#2<br />
    15. 15. invest TIME in PEOPLE<br />NOT THINGS!<br />
    16. 16. #3<br />What are the recent successes AND failures? What have you learned?<br />How have you impacted attitudes & actions?<br />Follow up<br />
    17. 17. #3<br />You can’t know your actual impact unless you follow up/do research, and are open to learning the realities of the impact you had.<br />Follow up<br />
    18. 18. 3 TIPS<br />Before you donate your<br />time & money,<br />vet the NGO<br />
    19. 19. 1. Ask about failures & change<br />
    20. 20. 2. Ask others & be willing to listen (we WILL make mistakes, be open to excepting that!)<br />
    21. 21. 3. Ask about attitudes,<br /> actions & people<br />
    22. 22. Not just things<br />& finances<br />3. Ask about attitudes,<br /> actions & people<br />
    23. 23. because it’s about IMPACT<br />notINPUTS<br />
    24. 24. 3 TIPS<br />Giving your money away<br />RESEARCH: Giving your money<br />
    25. 25. 1. You vote with your money<br />$<br />RESEARCH: Giving your money<br />
    26. 26. Do you want more kids<br />on the street?<br />
    27. 27. Poverty voyeurism is voting for poverty.<br />
    28. 28. 2. Ask. Vet.<br />Follow up.<br />RESEARCH: Giving your money<br />
    29. 29. 3. Fund sustainable projects that build capacity.<br />RESEARCH: Giving your money<br />
    30. 30. At PEP, we have made many mistakes. We started our work in Cambodia by<br />building schools.<br />But then we realized that…<br />.<br />
    31. 31. Schools don’t teach kids.<br />
    32. 32. Neither do pens,<br />books, or t-shirts.<br />
    33. 33. We needed to invest in peopleto put those things to use?<br />
    34. 34. 3 REASONS<br />Just Say NO to Orphanage Tourism<br />
    35. 35. http://vimeo.com/21790809<br />
    36. 36. 1. Orphanages are not a tourist attraction.<br />
    37. 37. 2. It’s not a zoo. No, you can’t pet or feed them.<br />
    38. 38. 3. Ask yourself: Would this be okay if this was happening in my community? <br />
    39. 39. 3 TIPS<br />Traveling<br />the World<br />
    40. 40. 1. Know where your money is going.<br />
    41. 41. 2. Strive for your yellow zone.<br />
    42. 42. 3. Avoid the long-neck-women phenomenon.<br />
    43. 43. It’s not just about the “10 days of service”<br />
    44. 44. It’s not just about the “10 days of service”<br />It’s about the 355 others…<br />.<br />
    45. 45. It’s not just about where you “give” your money<br />
    46. 46. It’s not just about where you “give” your money<br />It’s about where you “spend” it…<br />.<br />
    47. 47. Get ANGRY<br />Get INTERESTED<br />Get EMPOWERED<br />And then find the issue that you are passionate about…<br />.<br />
    48. 48. Get ANGRY<br />Get INTERESTED<br />Get EMPOWERED<br />And then…<br />.<br />
    49. 49. Thank you!<br />Daniela Papi<br />twitter: @danielapapi<br />email: d@pepyride.org<br />
    50. 50. Photo Credits<br />Photos from Flickr<br />@nebarnix<br />@lara604<br />@mithril<br />@alancleaver<br />@simulacraofmi<br />@press the b[o]tton<br />@claudiasnell<br />@hrdrck<br />@kristabrath<br />@tormods<br />@tamer_shabaneh<br />@beth19<br />@divemasterking2000<br />@jurvetson<br />@looking4poetry<br />@garryknight<br />@sandvand<br />Photos of PEPY class and school<br />Photographer: Mathieu Young<br />

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