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Groupon is offering another all-inclusive volunteer vacation after the success of the first trip, this time to Zambia. Volunteers will spend nine days working alongside children in Zambia through Spark Ventures. Participants will help serve meals and read with students at the Hope Community School, where many of the kids have lost their parents to AIDS.
The trip will also include a Botswana Safari and an excursion to Victoria Falls. All hotel accommodations, meals, and park entrance fees are included.
Spark Ventures, a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps provide children in poverty with nutrition, education and healthcare, is planning a summer trip to Zambia and it might not be too late to get involved.
The Zambia summer trip will run from July 15 - July 21, 2012 where volunteers will work with Hope Ministries and the children they serve in Ndola.
What do you so when you are a wronged woman and your significant other's moronic infidelities continue to publicly humiliate you? You grab a girlfriend and take a trip to get away from it all. In Huma Abedin's case, said girlfriend is Hillary Clinton, who undoubtedly can impart some words of wisdom on how to deal with a philandering spouse while you're in the public eye.
After revealing that she's pregnant, deputy chief of staff Abedin joined Secretary of State Clinton on some trips. When you want to get away from someone who breaks your heart, apparently you go far. Like Abu Dhabi far.
Even though most voluntourists have good intentions, a recent study suggests, in some cases, they may be doing more harm than good. The Human Sciences Research Council looked specifically at students who spend a gap year (the year between college and the "real world") working with orphans in South Africa. Linda Richter advises, "Many of the children they [volunteers] leave behind experience another abandonment to the detriment of their short- and long-term emotional and social development."
What the study doesn't address is that there several other extended voluntourism opportunities in Africa for those who want to help out, without having to work with kids. Like working with chimpanzees!