Words of Gratitude from ISWS social work recipient, Hannah Taverna: “I can’t begin to thank you enough for having me be a part of such an incredible trip. Traveling to Guatemala was such an invaluable experience and I learned so much from those we interviewed, HRI staff, Stacey, and you! I will always remember the strength and resilience of the human condition which we were able to witness.” “Thank you for having the courage to
The team of Stacey S. and Hannah T. just returned back to the US after two weeks in Guatemala City. ISWS partnered with Hunger Relief International (HRI), a US based NGO doing work in Guatemala, who are interested in understanding more about the population of children, teens and families in the slum community of El Limon. The goal is to design excellent and relevant programming for this population. Stacey and Hannah spent two weeks interviewing
Two new ISWS recipients, Stacey Schamber, MSW and Hannah Taverna, MSW are hard at work in preparation for a volunteer project to Guatemala City in April, 2018. ISWS is collaborating with an organization called Hunger Relief International (HRI) who run various programs in Guatemala and Haiti. Since 2011, HRI has been partnering with rural communities in the Department of Santa Rosa, Guatemala to improve reliable access to nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, educational opportunities
Marjorie’s Fund, Co-Founder, Dr. Jason Baker, stated “We were thrilled the project with International Social Work Solutions, Inc went so successfully. The ISWS social worker impressions and data of our patient population has been very valuable to the continued growth of our Ugandan program.” November 2017
ISWS social worker recipient, Maggie Fenwood, just returned from Kasese, Uganda having recently completed an incredibly successful project there. As you know, our mission is to provide stipends to trained social workers to engage in global volunteer projects to build local capacity and have a positive impact on struggling communities. Our first project was mission accomplished! Maggie worked with Marjorie’s Fund, a non-governmental agency ((NGO) that serves individuals with Type 1 diabetes in Kasese. Her
Welcome, Marguerite (Maggie) Fenwood, our first ISWS stipend recipient! She takes off for Kasese, Uganda on October 10. 2017. Maggie will be conducting a training for healthcare personnel and a needs assessment for patients of Marjorie’s Fund, an American based NGO supporting Type 1 diabetes patients in Uganda and Rwanda. Maggie is focusing on the community of Kasese, Uganda, a low-resource area with high levels of anxiety and stress when life-saving insulin is often unavailable.
Soon, we’ll use this space to tell the stories of our volunteers and the projects they’ve embarked on. For now, I wanted to share some of my past social work volunteerism projects that inspired me. — Thea Bader, founder The day was bright and hot in Khayelistsha, a township outside of Cape Town, when we walked along the narrow dirt pathway leading to one of the crude shacks that housed the clients, a family of five.