Outcry over 'saviour complex' fuelling exploitation in Kenyan orphanages

Outcry over 'saviour complex' fuelling exploitation in Kenyan orphanages
 

Campaigners trying to fight the exploitation of children in Kenyan orphanages say they are being undermined by a “white saviour” complex among churches and other charitable groups.
The use of orphanages as “tourist attractions” in places like Mombasa is unethical and fuelling trafficking, child support organisations say.
Traffickers are feeding a market in children, supported by tourists’ desire to visit institutions in places like Mombasa, said Michelle Oliel of the Stahili foundation, which combats child exploitation in Kenya.
“Orphanages are sites of trafficking and that was recently... read more

 
19 November 2018 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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