International Voluntary Service Praxis: A vehicle Reinforcing Colonial Legacies? IVCO 2022 Think Piece

Placing international voluntary service in the context of travel by missionaries, explorers and colonisers, this think piece by Ratherford Mwaruta of the Zimbabwe Workcamps Association asserts that international volunteering echoes the relationships and power dynamics of coloniser and colonised while failing to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. It calls for this trend to be deconstructed by breaking the power structures that persist in international voluntary service.

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