The School of Social Work of the University of Hargeisa commemorates The World Social Work Day
The School of Social work in the College of Sciences and Humanities of the University of Hargeisa has today marked The World Social Work Day at the auditorium University of Hargeisa. The World Social Work day has been celebrated by the School of Social Work since its inception in 2013 as it’s celebrated throughout March in the world over. The event saw a sea of participants drawn from different quarters of the society – be they the Government agencies, United Nation Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, and the people in the academia with whom the School of Social Work has close working relationship.
At the outset, the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mr. Mukhtar Mohamed Abby took the floor ,and spoke about the history and the importance of The World Social Work Day. He stated that The World Social Work Day was launched by the International Federation of Social Workers known as (IFSW): in1983 and later other Social Work organisations such as the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) have joined as partners to the event. He mentioned that the main aim on this International day’s celebration – the Social work organisations are supposed to bring messages to their governments, communities, and peer professional groups on the unique and significant contributions of the Social Work profession.
The other officials from the Government agencies, International Organisations and business communities have all spoken on the occasion and reiterated that the Social Worker’s role in the vulnerable and downtrodden community across Somaliland must be recognized and added to this that the Social work profession per se must be recognized as they are rendering selfless services to the society.