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RECAP Europäischer Pro Bono Summit 2017 in Budapest, Hungary

A few weeks ago I flew to Budapest with my colleague Peter Richard Gilbert to participate in the second European Pro Bono Summit. This year’s event was hosted by Volunteering Hungary in cooperation with GE Hungary and KPMG Hungary and with the support of the BMW Foundation, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taproot Foundation and Pro Bono Lab.

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Africa is not a playground for disoriented youth! 

Since I’ve been here, I haven’t met another volunteer who could be used here as a specialist. You meet a lot of young adult volunteers, almost all of them from Germany. 99% of them have graduated from high school and work here as teachers or in other social education institutes. Does a high school diploma qualify someone to work with traumatised children and act as a teacher?  I don’t think so.

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