Supporting communities to sustain a business in difficult times

As we all continue to grapple with the challenges of Covid-19, HOST International is responding to community requests for support to manage in the current situation and to plan for their futures. HOST’s Emerging Communities Incubator program in South Australia recently conducted an introductory workshop on ‘Starting a Sustainable Business in Difficult Times’. The workshop…

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New and emerging communities learn to build their digital presence

During Refugee Week 2020, HOST’s Emerging Communities Incubator program in Adelaide partnered with local design and marketing company MILCO to run a Zoom workshop for refugee and new community groups on how to build their digital presence. The workshop was developed in response to the needs identified by community members participating in HOST’s program and…

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Teenage refugees educating on gender equality

By Callan Lawrence For millions of young refugees around the world, education is a bridge to opportunity and a more secure life. But those same young boys and girls are often prevented from attending school by more basic obligations, including caring for younger siblings, cooking, cleaning and other household chores. This is especially common for…

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Stand #withrefugees by focusing on their strengths

By David Keegan, HOST CEO There’s a growing body of research and analyses, bolstered by personal stories, that shows refugees and former refugees enliven economies and cultures. Yet, despite the evidence, perceptions of refugees as a burden persist. Ethical, humanitarian and moral considerations aside for a second, refugees offer a society human capital. Research shows,…

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Meet CandleLighters volunteer Zoe Stewart

The “CandleLighters” Volunteer Program is an initiative of HOST International to provide​​ development opportunities to staff by supporting them on volunteer assignments overseas. These opportunities are designed to enhance the capacity of overseas refugee host organisations that are closely aligned with the purpose, objectives and values of HOST International. Zoe, 31, is a few days…

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Meet CandleLighters volunteer Jason Speirings

The “CandleLighters” Volunteer Program is an initiative of HOST International to provide development opportunities to staff by supporting them on volunteer assignments overseas. These opportunities are designed to enhance the capacity of overseas refugee host organisations that are closely aligned with the purpose, objectives and values of HOST International. Jason, 31, is a few days…

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