The theme for Day One is Family-based Social Services.
Take a look at today’s blog “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children.” This is an inspirational piece written by Zeni Thumbadoo, Deputy Director, National Association of Child and Youth Care Workers, South Africa.
We are also featuring worker profiles today that shine a spotlight on various tasks and training of different types of workers in southern Africa. They also offer personal reflections on what motivates them to do this challenging work. Please take some time to read these worker profiles on our website by clicking on the following links:
- Chioniso Mangando, Case Care Workers in Zimbabwe
- Mercy Marima, Case Care Workers in Zimbabwe
- Jakes Jacobs, Community Child and Youth Care Worker, South Africa
We have also compiled for today a few social service worker success stories:
- A New Zest for Life: The Difference Made by a social service volunteer in Ethiopia
- Phelisanang Bophelong Promotes Community Solutions in Lesotho
And we invite you to review webinars relevant to today’s theme:
- Webinar: Working with Community Members and Workers in the Social Services
- Webinar: Deinstitutionalizing the Alternative Care System for Children: Implications for the social service workforce with learning from Rwanda and Moldova
Spread the word on Twitter!
Following are today’s tweets that you can use to help build awareness within your networks:
“We are there to protect the children” Learn more about Mercy and other #socialservice workers /resources/blog/sswweek-day-one-blog #SSWWeek
Celebrate Social Service Workforce Week! Workers’ stories, blogs and more at /social-service-workforce-week #SSWWeek
What happens when you support #socialservice workers? Stronger Families, Better Futures for Children #SSWWeek /resources/blog/sswweek-day-one-blog
Become a member of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and show your support of #SSWWeek /membership