The University is hosting the first East Africa Social Work students’ summit from March 14-15 2017.
The theme of the event is “The Role of Social Work students in promoting Sustainable Development goals in Africa and beyond”. It is taking place at the Jubilee auditorium.
The summit is aimed at training the students and tackling some emerging issues in slums and urban living areas and the transcending unfavorable social work climate in East Africa.
Amongst the topics for discussion include:Forced evictions as a human rights violations in Kenya, Sustainability of access and supply of commonly abused drugs among persons with disabilities, the impact of father absenteeism on social vulnerability among modern families in Urban Kenya and Social work students and practitioners as agents of ending poverty and forms in society.
The conference will also talk about the role of Social workers in addressing the challenges facing the youth in accessing Youth Enterprise Development Fund, the role of social work students on achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
Hygiene is one of the key topics that Social Workers train the society about.The summit has also planned to talk on the role of social work students in promoting menstrual hygiene management practices and psychosocial well-being of rural primary school girls.
The key speakers include renown learned individuals like Dr. Gidraph Wairire the President of Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASWA), Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi.