Meet the CandleLighters: 2019

HOST International has been fortunate in sourcing three talented volunteers to continue the work in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Jakarta. Meet our new Candlelighters: Marleen, Mereani, and Matilda. Meet Marleen Marleen is based in Kuala Lumpur with local NGO, Payong that works with refugees in the areas of education, enterprise and empowerment. She will be…

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Finding treasure in dark places

By David Keegan, CEO While living and working in Nauru in 2016 I met a young Afghan man named Jafar who was one of the staff at an organisation I was working for and also a refugee. His charismatic smile and energy immediately drew my attention as it was in stark contrast to what I…

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