White savior and post colonialism are just a few words we can connect with Volunteering in Africa. I talked to Charles from Uganda about it and I asked him:
- What do you think of traditional development aid and why it is problematic? Can you give tips and insights how we can do better and enhance and exchange on eye level?
- What does the term “white savior” and what post colonialism mean and how can we change those pictures in our heads?
- How is the image of Africa in Western media and how did you feel when you visited Germany?
Volunteering in Africa – does it makes sense at all?
Volunteering in Africa, traveling to the global south to help and give back on our holiday. More and more (young) people want to travel and at the same time help local communities. What starts with a good intention can sometimes have a negative impact rather than helping.
Charles Kamya from Uganda shares in this Interview his perspective on international development aid. He lived next to a school and orphanage and saw many white people coming there to help. We talk about his feelings on this and why he started an own organization with Katharina from Germany to create equal opportunities for every young person in the world – an exchange on eye level.
He shares his personal story and why he is so passionate to help his own community and especially the youth and orphans. On top he also gives incredible insights on the current situation around donations and projects abroad. This episode will make you change your perspective – this is for sure.
You would like to learn more about sustainable travel and learning? Help abroad and enable positive change?
I got something for you.