Social Work is globally recognised as an applied science. Particularly, social workers are trained to be agile, critical thinkers who can design and implement comprehensive and yet diverse interventions to individuals, families, groups and communities, based on their unique experiences and needs.
In this panel, SACAP’s International Visiting Scholar, Rahim Thawer, will speak to his own experiences of selecting social work as a profession and the value of learning to work from the principles of anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice.
Dr. Poppy Masinga, SACAP’s Head of Social Work and Community Development Faculty, will address the particular need for social work training and the value social workers add in promoting people’s well-being within the South African context.
Both speakers will reflect on the benefits they personally enjoy from being professional social workers and the vast career opportunities one can access across the world.