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 →

From the Field: Emily at Kamplafa School

Many of our volunteers spend time at Kamplaphanatawee School (or, Kamplafa). This is the school Mundo Exchange has supported and worked alongside for nearly 10 years now, and the focal point of our current campaign to help continue education for underprivileged kids with Teachers for Thailand. Past volunteer and intern Emily spent time teaching at Kamplaphanatawee... Continue Reading →

Adventures at Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary

Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary in Buengkan, Thailand is a haven for nature lovers! Within it's boundaries lies mountains, viewpoints, jungle, wildlife, and waterfalls.   One popular waterfall is Chanan Waterfall, which is a beautiful falls tucked away into the jungle. This is one of the few areas in Buengkan where you can still see elephants,... Continue Reading →

From the Field: Nico Hamacher reflects on his experiences in Guatemala

Mundo Exchange is the sole supporter of CEMIK (CENTRO PARA LA EDUCACIÓN INFORMAL DE NIÑAS Y NIÑOS), a small school in the heart of the NW Guatemalan mountains.  This incredible school that has been quietly and steadily educating Maya children who cannot afford the inscription and uniform costs of public school for 25 years.  Without... Continue Reading →

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