The Daily Foto: DMW is Voluntourism

Jan 26, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Jordan  //  Comments Off on The Daily Foto: DMW is Voluntourism

Phodographer Carolyn Lane in Jubba, Jordan January 2010

Article in The Jordan Times this week quotes an expert on voluntourism says “There is a need not only to take something back home, but to leave something behind” and voluntourism caters to “those who would like to leave a lasting impression on the community they visit“. Practicing Dog Meets World and photo sharing is a simple, easy and gratifying way to leave something of value behind when traveling in places of need. This photo is from such an exchange while DMW founder Carolyn Lane was visiting a school in Jordan with her sister Christie Smith and with the help of humanitarian aid workers Mike and Linda Boyd and Jordanian Emile Khoury.

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John Carr, Phodographer across South America

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"The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned."

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