We’re messing with you. Who Wants to Be A Volunteer is – at least so far - not a reality show, and Africa is still not a country. But in our video, did you recognize any familiar stereotypes about the African continent tends to be portrayed, and the image of the “white hero” and the “exotic other”?
Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls for action. However, we need to create engagement built on knowledge, not stereotypes. We need to change the way fundraising campaigns are communicating issues of poverty and development. This is why we are awarding creative fundraising campaigns with the Golden Radiator Award, and stereotypical campaigns with the Rusty Radiator Award. An international jury has nominated seven videos, and the winners are now elected through an internet poll.
Check out the nominees and give your vote now!