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UK-based STC Expeditions is one of a growing number of travel and volunteer-sending organisations which recognises the problems with orphanages and orphanage volunteering.

Founded in 2006, STC Expeditions, which organises school expeditions and educational tours, places the needs of local communities and creating a mutual learning experience between locals and students at the heart of its business operation. 

The company has always maintained a strong stance against orphanage volunteering, although as STC Director Adrian Ferraro explains, this isn't always popular with schools. "Orphanage volunteering often appeals to schools researching overseas volunteering opportunities for their students. We take our time to discuss with our clients the pros and cons and direct them towards volunteering projects which are of long-term benefit to the community."

Find out more about STC Expeditions.

Check out the growing list of travel and volunteer-sending organisations who do not run orphanage volunteering projects. 

Children belong in families. Not orphanages.