A Kenyan activist challenges the motives and methods of Americans who volunteer abroad.
Boniface Mwangi, a Kenyan activist and photographer
An increasing number of Americans are volunteering abroad. The New York Times reports that an estimated 1 million Americans go overseas to volunteer each year, and African countries are the most popular destinations for these trips. Boniface Mwangi, a Kenyan activist profiled in a New York Times Op-Doc video, wants to know: “why?”