ASASWEI -IASSW : webinar on Mandela Day 18 July 2020

ASASWEI -IASSW : webinar on Mandela Day 18 July 2020   Dear Colleagues, Greetings!!. It is our pleasure to inform you that the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and The Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI) is planning to have a joint webinar commemorating Mandela Day 18 July 2020.…

Symposia / Lecture on Gandhi

Symposia / Lecture on Gandhi As you may be aware, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation to India who led India’s Independent movement with Peace and Non Violence as the main strategy (Satyagraha) has led many civil rights movement across the world particularly in South Africa. Gandhi’s ideas have hugely…

The passing of a former social work leader

The passing of a former social work leader IASSW is  truly sorry to hear the news of the passing of Sybil Francis of Jamaica. She died at her home on June 3 at the age of 106. Ms Francis was an extraordinary leader in social work education in the Caribbean. Among many other contributions, she was…

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…

Social Work and Covid-19: from the front line, reflections for the post emergency

Social Work and Covid-19: from the front line, reflections for the post emergency Prepared by Elena Allegri -Professor of Sociology and Social Work, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy.  Email: elena.allegri@uniupo.it Roberta T. Di Rosa -Professor of Sociology and Social Work,University of Palermo, Italy. Email: robertateresa.dirosa@unipa.it Silvana Mordeglia – President of the National Foundation of Social…

Reorganising social work field placement: The experience of University Milano Bicocca

Reorganising social work field placement: The experience of University Milano Bicocca Francesca Maci Social work field placement Lecturer, Milano Bicocca University The coronavirus lockdown had a strong impact on social work education in universities. Critically, it called for a rethink of the field placement, an integral part of any social work program as it teaches…

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…