KIU, Main Campus - On 17th March 2020, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) represented Kampala International University at the World Social Work Day 2020 held at Bugema University.
The event was organized by the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda, under the Global Agenda's theme; "Promoting the Importance of Relationships."
The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda is an independent professional body under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development working for the advancement of Social Work.
The Social Work Day is a key day where social work professionals worldwide stand in solidarity to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take their messages to the communities, workplace and to their governments to raise awareness of social work contribution and the need for further action.
According to Madam Nakalema Faith, Head Department of Applied Psychology, the social work day is a very important day in the calendar globally and brings different experienced practitioners together to share their experiences on the field.
"I am glad that KIU was invited to be part of this great day. It is important to celebrate this day because social work is community-based and it takes a big heart to do so," she said.
In addition, she was delighted that most of them who attended had the opportunity to network and have professional career development.
On 20th March 2020, the social work department will also join the social work practitioner's engagement dinner at Hotel Africana.
While at the dinner, the practitioners from social work agencies will have the opportunity to interact with academia and share best practices to facilitate evidence-based social work education and training in Uganda and advancement of social work profession.