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Type Working Paper
Title Potential short-term international volunteers’ perceptions of children’s residential care in Cambodia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://3pc-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/Voluntourist-Perceptions-Research.pdf
The aim of this study is to identify the perceptions of potential short-term international tourists concerning
children’s residential care in Cambodia. Respondent’s perceptions will be compared with the findings of
existing research on this topic and the views of experts in the field. International volunteering has been
identified as a key driver in the expansion of orphanages and children’s residential centers in Cambodia and
other developing countries, and the growth of these institutions has been well evidenced as contributing to a
number of negative outcomes for children. The study’s aim of better identifying potential short-term international
volunteer’s perceptions about the orphanage situation in Cambodia can hopefully contribute towards current
efforts to raise awareness amongst potential volunteers and reduce the popularity of this damaging tourist

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