Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Participation in National Integration Youth Camp, India




Secretary of SWD Mr. Prem Raj Upreti and Youth Peace Activist Mr. Chudamani Thakurathi had participated in the National Integration Youth Camp, Shanti Niketan, Kolkata, India. The Camp was held during 21-28, September 2011. The camp was organized by Gandhi peace Foundation, New Dehli, India. There were international participants from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Armenia including Indian youths.


The camp was inaugurated by Som Nath Chatarjee, Former Speaker of Parliament, India. The camp was conducted by Nobel Gandhian, Dr.S N Subbarao, Director, Gandhi peace Foundation, New Dehli, and India. Social work, Cultural Exchange Program, Yoga, were the few key activities of the camp.



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

About SWD


Social Work for Development (SWD)

Introduction: 

Social Work for Development (SWD) is a social organization led by enthusiastic educators from different academic backgrounds, motivated to provide professional service to the society. SWD emerged at a time of social disintegration and social dysfunctioning phenomena of developing and transforming social reality, to fulfill the need of social work intervention for a just and peaceful society.

Vision

A society where everyone lives with dignity, freedom, justice and has equal opportunity for sustainable development.

Mission
-          developing resourceful organization that offers professional services
-          bridging target group to service and service provider
-          promoting  people's participation for meaningful devlopment

Goal

Enhancing a peaceful and just society where people and resources are linked for development.

Objectives
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  • ·         to promote social work practice by conducting program, research and training on social work
  • to conduct researches on psychological, social and development issues
  • to conduct professional training for capacity building and awareness programs for empowerment.      
  •  to advocate and promote basic human rights including child rights, women rights and rights of under-privilege people. 
  •   to work for integrated health and environmental issues  
  •   to mobilize indigenous knowledge and resources for sustainable development
  •   to built network and coordination among social organizations, colleges and concerned stakeholders.
  • publication and dissemination of IEC materials

Strategy

  • Undertaking developmental based research activities and producing IEC materials (social work practice, integrated health, environment, rights etc.) 
  •  Advocacy for the rights and participation of people in the development process
  •  Right based approach for social mobilization and empowerment 
  • Institutional strengthening and propfessional capacity building
  •  Networking and coordinating with concerned duty bearers, stake holders and development agencies to secure necessary assistance for development activities.