Tag: savior complex

Savior or Helper? Debating short-term volunteer efforts

It’s a typical image you might find in your Facebook feed. There’s a tall white man or woman, perhaps dressed in scrubs, surrounded by a group of smiling children in some remote part of Uganda or India. Maybe the individual is handing out some vitamins, or bandages, but it is clear that they are helping

Global Development Roundtable: Cultural Competency

At the Buffet Institute on Thursday night, students of all disciplines came together to discuss issues of cultural competency in international aid and research. The roundtable discussion— organized by Engineering World Health, Engineers Without Borders, and Global Brigades—provided the opportunity for both undergraduate students and professors to share their experiences and opinions on the matter.