Friday, July 20, 2012
a completely serious discussion of international development
Towards the end of my contract in Namibia, I wrote
a piece discussing how to make meaningful individual contributions toward international development
that would have a positive and sustainable effect on the developing country, rather than just letting donors/volunteers feel good about themselves.
The Onion, however, always manages to find a way to express my thoughts in a wittier and pithier manner:
"Point: My Year Volunteering As A Teacher Helped Educate A New Generation Of Underprivileged Kids" vs "Counterpoint: Can We Please, Just Once, Have A Real Teacher?"