May 2, 2023 2:26 pm

The school of Social Work (SSW) under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has graduated 51 students after taking them through an intensive eighth (8) weeks of tutorial on courses such as: Child and Family Welfare, Social Welfare, Justice Administration, Social Case Work among others.

Speaking on behalf of the Chief Director of MoGCSP, Dr. Afisah Zakariah, the Director of the Department of Social Welfare, Dr. Comfort Asare urged the graduates to imbibe and incorporate the six core values of the social work which includes: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence into their profession.

Dr. Asare urged them to challenge social injustice and work for social change for the vulnerable and oppressed people; adding that, they should judiciously serve people and work to address social problems.

On her part, Madam Ruby Annan who represented the Chief Child Protection Officer at UNICEF urged the graduates to impact lives positively just as they have also being impacted with their course work.

She revealed that UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ministry has rolled out some key policy programmes: one of such is the Integrated Social Services (ISS) initiative, supported by development partners including USAID, which seeks to strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration among social welfare, social protection and health sector at the decentralized and national level, to improve the delivery of social services across the country.

The Principal of the School of Social Work, Mr. Felix Logah thanked the Ministry, Social Welfare Department and UNICEF for their continuous support to uplift the image of the Social Work profession and the School.

He urged the public to take advantage of its courses to acquire a certificate as the school is one of the accredited institution mandated to train frontline social workers.

The School of Social Work (SSW) is mandated to train generic frontline social workers to deliver integrated social welfare services within facilities and programs that promote social development, social justice and social functioning of people.

Source: MoGCSP