Why Volunteers Matter (and how you really are making a positive impact)

There has been a lot of negative hype floating around lately about volunteering abroad, or voluntourism. It really is a shame that, with any good-intentioned system in place, there is always going to be someone waiting to exploit it. There are many organizations that exploit local communities to take advantage of the ignorance, trust, and... Continue Reading →

Education for All: Sponsoring Teachers in Thailand

Mundo Exchange and Laekplian Lokgatat have been sending volunteers to Kamplaphanatawee School for about 10 years now. We personally know the the director, Kittichai, and we have seen him turn down director positions at larger schools with higher salaries because of his love and dedication to the students at this school. Kamplaphanatawee is a primary... Continue Reading →

Interview with Joan: An Acronym Breakdown

ACEFOMI. CEMIK. In light of our recent campaign you might have found yourself wondering, "What do these even mean?" For those of you not entirely familiar with Mundo Exchange's work in Guatemala, we conduced an interview with co-director and driving force behind our Guatemalan programs, Dr Joan Williams. What does ACEFOMI stand for?   Asociación Chajulense... Continue Reading →

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