SHARING IS CARING

SHARING IS CARING By Srishti Bhattacharya, Trainee Social Worker, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi In the era of the novel coronavirus, where underprivileged sections of the population including women and girls are facing hardships in maintaining a decent standard of life, even a small form of assistance can be fruitful in bringing smiles…

Volunteering and social work: Experience of volunteering online with United Nations Volunteers India for COVID19 campaign

Volunteering and social work: Experience of volunteering online with United Nations Volunteers India for COVID19 campaign Piyush Poddar and Ayush Poddar, Department of social work, University of Delhi. Email- poddar306@gmail.com   Volunteering as a basis for the formation of social work Social work originated as a voluntary activity, as inferred from Allice Cheyney’s definition of…

Analysing the ‘social’ during Covid-19

Analysing the ‘social’ during Covid-19 Pamela Singla, Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, India. Email: pamelasingla@gmail.com This narrative considers the newer social aspects of this pandemic and discusses certain critical aspects relevant for social workers and policy makers. It looks beyond numbers and othering to understand the changing face of…

COVID-19:  Impact among the Forest Dwelling (sedentary and pastoral) Communities

COVID-19:  Impact among the Forest Dwelling (sedentary and pastoral) Communities Prashant Anand, Email: anandprashant@gmail.com, Samanta Foundation Practitioner, Website: www.samanta.org.in A young Van Gujjar man tests COVID positive so his family including his 6 month daughter, wife and family were quarantined. Vineeta ( fictitious name) a mother to 3 children from the Taungya community, aged 28…

Reorganising Social Work: Innovative Responses to the Challenges of Covid-19

Reorganising Social Work: Innovative Responses to the Challenges of Covid-19 Prepared by : MARIA CHIARA BRIANI Social Worker, Older Adult Care Sector, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO ) The arrival of Covid-19 among older people in San Lazzaro di Savena, a municipality of 30,000 inhabitants in the Bologna metropolitan area required an immediate social services response.…