The Human Safety Net activated a community of 800 volunteers in 22 countries in a 2-days worldwide digital Hackathon to support families
04 February 2021
- Joining efforts with the global initiative “Parenting for LifeLong Health” initiated by leading organizations Oxford University, UNICEF and WHO and more
- Resources will be disseminated to The Human Safety Net partner NGOs and Generali’s families customers
Stressful situations like Covid-19 put parent-child relationship under pressure affecting young children life, with immediate and sometimes long terms effects throughout the life course.
As countries around the world experienced rapid spikes in COVID-19, such situation loomed even larger with new lockdown rules, rising unemployment, school closure and other significant social and economical challenges.
As a reaction, Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) initiative decided to develop a large set of free parenting material with the ambition to make it available to millions of families worldwide. This content was created by parenting experts and the support of leading organizations (WHO, UNICEF, the Oxford University) with the hope to help families in distress to rebuild positive parent-child relationships.
The Human Safety Net mobilized its Generali volunteering community in 22 countries. By adapting the content in more than 20 languages, we hope that millions more vulnerable families will be able to benefit from this valuable support.
On February 2nd and 3rd and for the first time a global digital volunteering Hackathon was organized. During 48h, more than 800 volunteers joined the effort. Translators, quality controllers, and video recorders were all acting as a movement of people helping people. From the Austria, CEE & Russia Region, nearly 350 volunteers joined this initiative.
All produced material will be given to the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PHL) as our contribution. In addition, The Human Safety Net will activate a global dissemination plan to reach vulnerable families in the 22 countries where we operate through our community of partner NGOs. Finally, Generali will make the contents available to millions of families customers worldwide.
THE HUMAN SAFETY NET
The Human Safety Net is a global movement of people who help others. Our mission is to unlock the potential of vulnerable people so they can transform the lives of their families and communities. The Human Safety Net’s programmes (for Families, Refugee Start-Ups, and for Newborns) support families with small children and integrate refugees into their host community through work. To do this, we join forces with non-governmental organisations and the private sector in Europe, Asia and South America. We are a network open to working together with businesses, companies and foundations that share our goals. The engine of The Human Safety Net is a foundation established by Generali in 2017 and now active in 22 countries with 50 non-governmental partner organisations.