Why are NGO’s Volunteers so WHITE?
We are all emotional, mental, physical and maybe spiritual in nature, this is the human condition. Generally, for odd reasons humans deny they are animals, trying to emulate machines. This does not compute, it is illogical, I am an animal, and this is what makes life fun. The boring time of day is from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, the exciting time of night is after 12:00 midnight.
I realized I am 90 percent diurnal, and 10 percent nocturnal, which is almost opposite of most travelers in Africa.
Most appear to be 30 percent diurnal, awake during the day, and 70 percent nocturnal, awake during the night.
This was obvious in Atakpame, Togo, if I stopped in the Miss des Miss bar at 10:00 PM, then there was a regular white people crowd, and I seldom saw this group during the day. In fact, I saw almost no whites in Atakpame during the day.
I seldom see white people in the mornings in Africa, mostly after 5:00 PM at night, but hard for me to see, I do not go walkabout then, maybe I eat, but not a time to “promenade.’
I do test the waters to see what the other White are doing?
(Note, there is about 1 in 1000 tourist in Africa that is Black, unless he or she was born in Africa.)
I think tourist staying up all night is ok, exciting, and probably a great way to have the most debauchery for the buck, It is not what I do, I am normally watching a movie, but I cannot be bothered to make friends who never are awake during the day.
But what about the ONG - NGO’s?
What is hard to understand for me, and just feels 100 percent unreasonable is this. I cannot believe how WHITE some of the WHITE are?
I often meet these AIDS workers, of projects for Orphans other nefarious types paid tons of money by US-AID to volunteer, or European Union etc. World Vision, etc, all sucking up, and spending money.
I think they are too white, I am brown, tan, how can they be so white?
RichGedney from has written 47 comments
You pose an interesting question. I would think it would signal high turn over in volunteers.That or they are spending a lot of time indoors and not outside. I would think most of the volunteers would work outside.Unless they were a doctor,nurse or desk jockey.Then again perhaps they are wearing extra heavy duty SPF gear. When I was in Palos Verdes,Californiat in Aug. 2011, on a short stay over with some friends on my way to Thailand,I fell a sleep in the sun for just 30 minutes and received almost a sun burn. So it is an interesting question you pose.
Gadget from has written 1,020 comments
I would rather you not think of this as question, that is yes or no. Yes, of course there are people that wear large hats,long skirts, and tons of sunblock. I wish people to look for the "tell," pretend when you mean a volunteer, you are playing poker.
Search for something that "tells" you they are honest, or dishonest.
It is not important in life to know what a person says,
it is important to watch what they do.
If you meet a volunteer abroad, and they say, I work in African villages, then for sure they are walking around in the village in the sun. Then, you look at the person, is the person wearing long cover-all-body-parts, so he or she can be white as white?
There is always a "tell," some body language that confirms, or denies the truth, something that gives signal of validity.
I showed this video with me in it, to prove I am tan, and if you look close in the background, there is an African lady with a big bag, then the children. It would be hard to fake that I am indeed in Africa, I am giving you the "tells," the signals that tell the truth.
This is not a question I am posing, I am giving a methodology to analyze. If you pose it only as a question, there is yes or know. This is always a maybe.
I am quite sure that 70 percent of Non Governmental Organization spend only 2-5 percent of the time working. This is only an opinion, there is no way to prove it. And, in Africa, it may be as high as 95 percent, but I am sure of my opinion of 70, but feel fuzzy going to 95.
I see almost no "tells" that people are working at the NGO's.
Example, I am out of "Lome," where all the NGO should be working, and I see no "tells," no signs of their existence. I see the people in Lome, and they say,
"We are going to the villages."
I go to the village, and they are never there, there is nothing that "tells" me they are not lying, I see them as lying all day long.
It is the biggest farce on the planet, the NGO's, they are milking the USAID, and all the good people of the world. It is a tragedy of good money given to bad people.