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In Focus: Holiday of Hard Work - Volunteering In Costa Rica
In Focus: Holiday of Hard Work - Volunteering In Costa Rica

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André K. is a German trucker and loves to be on the road but he’s never been further afield than Spain. He has long dreamed of going on a trip to a faraway destination. But he doesn’t just want to be an ordinary tourist, he wants to experience something special and also do something good: he wants to help. So he decided to travel to Costa Rica for five weeks to work on a project with children from deprived families. This type of holiday is called ‘volunteering’ and is organized by a tour operator. Will André really be able to do something meaningful? Or will it be nothing but a flying visit to a country that has enough of it’s own problems, organized by companies just interested in profit?

 

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In Focus: Holiday of Hard Work - Volunteering In Costa Rica
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