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Barbara Frum

Grade 12 student in Toronto, Ontario

Barbara Frum, 17, is a Grade 12 student in Toronto, Ontario.

When Community Service Is Merely Self-Serving

Why are student volunteers in Africa being tasked to do physically exhausting and challenging labour when there really wasn't a purpose to it -- except as some kind of "hardship lesson" for "spoiled youth?" I also began to wonder if we weren't taking work away from locals.
09/21/2011 02:13 EDT