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H.O.P.E. Was Here
To adequately contribute to the growing conversation surrounding short-term volunteer abroad, or voluntourism, by creating an intimate, honest, intellectual documentation of one volunteer trip to Peru.
Creative Visions Foundation (CVF) provided H.O.P.E. Was Here with all community membership benefits.
H.O.P.E. Was Here explores the merits--and the pitfalls--of short-term volunteering abroad. Twenty Stonehill College students journey to the slums of Lima, Peru to live, learn, and volunteer during one of the school's twelve alternative spring break trips. They spend the week teaching English to schoolchildren and assisting in rehabilitation clinics, but does it make a difference? Told from the contrasting perspectives of the American college students and their Peruvian hosts, H.O.P.E. Was Here delves into the true nature of "voluntourism."
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