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Doreen’s Story: Can you help Home-Start Uganda?

Charles Mugasa, National Director of Home-Start Uganda, describes the dire situation that many of our Home-Starts are facing across East Africa, not just in Uganda. Home-Start Worldwide is appealing for donations to assist these schemes with food and basic amenities. Read on to see what Charles has to say…    Our HS families had just begun their journey to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and only to be disrupted by the unprecedented ongoing Ukrainian crisis that

Brendon’s Story #father’sday2022

Could you first introduce yourself?   My Name is Brendon Trauntner, I live in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia. I am a Gundungurra Aboriginal man, a single dad of 3 beautiful children, and a part-time student.   Can you describe how you first came in contact with Home-Start?   I was referred via a community pantry that was assisting me with food for myself and my children and was advised by a volunteer after she heard my story to contact

Tessa’s Story – Home-Start Amsterdam

To round off the end of #MaternalMentalHealthMonth 2022, Home-Start Worldwide spoke with Tessa, a mother who has used the services of Home-Start in Amsterdam for 8 years.    Tessa came to Amsterdam in 2011 from her home country of Indonesia. At the time, she had a 6 month old child. She left behind her entire life in Indonesia to start a new one in Amsterdam. She says: “I left my promising career in Indonesia; I was a hospital

Gail’s Story #MaternalMentalHealthWeek2022

This week we are celebrating Maternal Mental Health Week here at Home-Start. Our volunteers help mothers from across the world deal with issues in their lives that can have a tremendous impact on their mental health. The work we do at Home-Start can support mothers during these difficult times. Read on to hear a story about a young mother who was helped by Home-Start Newcastle, Australia. One of the many successful projects that are run in Newcastle, Australia is one

Celebrating Our Volunteers #microvolunteeringday2022

Being a volunteer for a member organisation of Home-Start Worldwide is a truly unique experience. Volunteers in each country respond to the localised demand and challenges facing family and child support, creating a collectively rich and diverse set of experiences across the international context. To mark Micro-Volunteering Day on April 15th – a day which celebrates the small actions individuals can perform to create positive community action, HSW reflects on volunteering within its member organisations. A day at a time… With the nature

THE WOMEN OF HSW – DELFINA PACHO #INTERNATIONALWOMEN’SDAY2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the personal reflections of women who lead the various Home-Start Worldwide member organisations and the impact their organisations are making. Read below for Delfina Pacho’s (Home-Start Morogoro Municipal) insightful account. Tell us what motivated you to get involved with/set up a Home Start organisation? As a graduate of Bsc in Home Economics and Human Nutrition and working with women and children for a long period of time; this allowed me to observe the deficiencies

THE WOMEN OF HSW – Alžběta Candia #INTERNATIONALWOMEN’SDAY2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the personal reflections of women who lead the various Home-Start Worldwide member organisations and the impact their organisations are making. Read below for Alžběta Candia’s (National Director, Home-Start Czech Republic) insightful account. Tell us what motivated you to get involved with/set up a Home-Start organisation? When I first encountered the ideas of Home-Start, I was very young (23 years old), I had no children or work experience at that point and I was still

The Women Of HSW – Sisi Ploug Pedersen #InternationalWomen’sDay2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, we are highlighting the personal reflections of women who lead the various Home-Start Worldwide member organisations and the impact their organisations are making. Read below for Sisi Ploug Pedersen’s (acting Secretary General of Home-Start Denmark) insightful account. Tell us what motivated you to get involved with/set up a Home-Start organisation? I am a big proponent of early prevention and action and see the values of Home-Start as supporting this. I started as chairman

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