Monday 24 July 2017

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Shireburn Software supports Home-Start Malta

Shireburn Software has extended its financial support to Home-Start Malta, a volunteer-based organisation that offers practical and emotional support to parents with children under 5 years of age who could be hit by crisis or find themselves struggling to cope with their young family.

John de Gorgio, Managing Director of Shireburn Software stated that they are delighted to support Home-Start Malta in its objective to assist troubled parents through its network of admirable volunteers. He said that Shireburn places an emphasis on giving back to the community and in particular in this case, supporting the family structure and the positive upbringing of children, which ultimately holds the foundation to our very own society.

Alfred Grixti, CEO of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, thanked Shireburn Software for this initiative through which they will be assisting Home-Start Malta in helping families who require assistance with parenting and to continuously support vulnerable families on a daily basis. He appealed for more companies to come forward to support Home-Start Malta which is doing a sterling job helping families at risk of poverty or lacking proper parenting skills.

Jacqueline Vella from Home-Start Malta said that Home-Start believes that the best place for the children is in their own home. The trained and supervised volunteers who visit the families in their home encourage the parents to work on their existing skills so that they may regain or acquire the desired confidence necessary to bring up their children in a caring environment. There is no typical Home-Start family. Volunteers support the family according to their need. They might help in budgeting, preparing meals for the family together with the parent/s, or accompany such parent/s for appointments at school, hospital or where otherwise required. Dealing with difficult situations at the right time can eliminate the chance of having circumstances deteriorate to an extent that children might need to be given care outside their home.

Ms Vella said that the financial support from corporates like Shireburn Software enables them to continue offering their service which stimulates a healthier and happier environment in which these children can grow and develop.

Through various CRS initiatives, Shireburn has supported local culture and heritage, history and art, the environment, as well as charities and NGO’s through both cash and software support.

For more information about Home-Start Malta, call on 21678043/99018398 or email on [email protected]

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