The World Social Work Day (WSWD) started in 1983 on the initiative of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). This important historical day is celebrated on the third Tuesday of March each year which corresponded to 21st March 2017 but the whole month of March is normally characterized by social work activities.
According to the IFSW “On this date social work organizations throughout the world mark World Social Work Day bringing messages to their governments, communities, and peer professional groups on the unique and significant contributions of the social work profession. The actions highlight social work’s approach to facilitating sustainable community outcomes by applying a developmental and capacity building approach coupled with advocating for social justice and human rights”
The theme of 2017-2018 WSWD being “Promoting community and Sustainable Development”, the Social Work staff and students at the university of Rwanda Huye Campus together with their friends and community members in Tumba Sector joined the World Social Workers to celebrate this day on the 21st March 2017. They participated in a community work of making dry mud bricks to build two houses for the needy persons in Tumba Sector. One house is for MANIRAGUHA Madeleine in Cyimana Cell, Icyiri village and the second one is for UMUHOZA Janvière in Cyimana Cell, Akamuhoza Village.
Madeleine MANIRAGUHA was very happy for the work done for her
Janviere UMUHOZA holding her child standing with some people in front of the cell office after community work
The Dean of the School of Social, Political and Administrative Sciences, Dr. Simeon Wiehler. (the white man) next to the In charge of Social Protection and Social Affairs (in red dress and blue blouse) in Tumba Sector also participated to the activity.
Compiled by Jacqueline UMUPFASONI
Corporate Communication Office/UR
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