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April 28 is World Social Work Day

Davao City (21 April) -- The Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI) Davao City Chapter in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) leads the observance of the World Social Work Day on April 28 with the theme, Making Human Rights Real: The Social Work Agenda.

Liwayway A. Caligdong PASWI Davao President and Assistant Department Head of City Social Welfare and Development Office announced that the event will open with a Motorcade and will culminate in a program honoring social workers who have served for 25 years and more.

Keynote speaker in the program at NCCC Mall Activity Area is DSWD Davao Region chief Ester Acebedo-Versoza.

Caligdong urges, "We enjoin all social workers in the region to participate in the celebration and be updated on emerging social work technologies as well as connect with fellow social workers serving in non-government groups, government sector, industry, medical, academe and in other sectors."

According to Elvira Craig de Silva, President of National Association of Social Workers, 2010 will mark the 4th annual World Social Work Day which is coordinated by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).

De Silva said World Social Work Day is about working together to achieve social justice for everyone, as well as human rights and social development for all nations. She said further IFSW established the annual observance to showcase the goals and accomplishments of diverse social work professionals in all countries and to raise awareness about the profession's rich history across the globe. Currently, 84 nations are members of IFSW, she said. (DSWD/ccd) [top]

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