All volunteers attend the
Home-Start Course of Preparation (COP) which they have to complete before they
are matched to their first family. The course covers very pertinent topics and
gives real insight into the issues facing families with young children. Regular
capacity building trainings and support are provided by Home-Start which is
aimed at helping to increase their confidence and knowledge for volunteers as
they prepare to undertake home visitations. The training combined with their
own parenting experience gives volunteers a strong foundation on which to build
their support for families struggling to cope with the challenges of daily
Central Region Volunteers
Western Region Volunteers
Northern Region Volunteers
Every year training sessions
are carried out once at the four major regions of Uganda (Central, Western,
Northern and Easter) New members of Parent Volunteers are recruited to undergo
training and upon completion they allowed to join the group of ‘Parent
Volunteer Leaders' (PVL) and thereafter are matched to a family. The project
also endeavor to support the Volunteers'
specific needs through monthly meetings on which short reviews regarding
training, regular support meetings and the assisting of the Scheme's
Coordinator at all times.
During 2013/14, under the special
the PPP The Project was able to train about 110 of whom 43 for Western Scheme,
22 for Eastern, 20 for Northern and 15 Central.