Social work

Reckonings and pragmatism’s of Social Work Students

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Illiterate people usually think a social work student does only these

We lecture on some sanitary issues or AIDS!!!

We lecture on some sanitary issues or AIDS!!!

We teach them!!!

We teach them!!!

We pick up Garbage!!!

We pick up Garbage!!!

 

Literate people usually think a social work student does these

Fight for equality and other such things!!!

Fight for equality and other such things!!!

We help the alcohol addicted people rehabilitate!!!

We help the alcohol addicted people rehabilitate!!!

We help the handicapped,  elders, children, men, women everyone!!!

We help the handicapped, elders, children, men, women everyone!!!

We do all these!!???!!

We do all these!!???!!

 What I thought I would do as a social worker

I should help elders!

I should help elders!

Counsel people who are under stress and so on!

Counsel people who are under stress and so on!

Join together to make a change!

Join together to make a change!

Act as a volunteer!

Act as a volunteer!

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Lend a helping hand and mutual support to every individual!

Lend a helping hand and mutual support to every individual!

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But in reality what i do actually in my college as a social work student

We put Mehendi's for the forthcoming friend's marriage sitting in the college LIBRARY!

We put Mehendi’s for the forthcoming friend’s marriage sitting in the college LIBRARY!

Go for RURAL CAMPS and celebrate PONGAL festival!

Go for RURAL CAMPS and celebrate PONGAL festival!

We go to some orphanages and entertain the kids and make them showcase their talents!

We go to some orphanages and entertain the kids and make them showcase their talents!

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Put RANGOLI’S for the cultural’s!

We rarely go out for some competitions and try to win at-least the 3rd prize :P

We rarely go out for some competitions and try to win at-least the 3rd prize 😛

We go on rallies shouting over some issues where no one ever care to hear!

We go on rallies shouting over some issues where no one ever care to hear!

We even get the help of the kids to join our rally because they are the only spectators!

We even get the help of the kids to join our rally because they are the only spectators!

We gather those kids and elders in the village and entertain them! People dont actually listen to the lectures we give them over AIDS, ALCOHOL ADDICTION and so on!

We gather those kids and elders in the village and entertain them! People dont actually listen to the lectures we give them over AIDS, ALCOHOL ADDICTION and so on!

People please stop commenting over every single act of mine saying “OMG… Being a social work student how can you do this”…

Being a social work student doesn’t make you a real social worker actually… Its just a platform where you could find the areas to work and its upto the individual and what really matters in Social work is not the mere degree but THE PASSION that’ll drive us ahead…

 

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A transition…

Hello people!!!

I have finally joined in my aspiring course MSW (Masters of Social Work). I was having so many ideas running through my mind once I got relieved from my job. But since my childhood I was aspiring to become a social worker and once when I grew up I found MSW as a course which concurs with my long-lasting wish.

As a result of it obviously I went for an admission with MSW course and waiting for the college to get started with a new phase of my life. This is how I was thinking until I joined this course. But in this few days of time I realized few totally diverse thoughts about me and my ideas and guess this was really a transaction phase of my life. The few questions that I asked myself are:

  • What am I really gonna do by learning this course?
  • Am I gonna do social service to the people through this learning process?
  • But why can’t I do it by being in some other work?
  • Is it really necessary to stop working and go in for learning?
  • And by learning this will I be able to serve people better?

I was such a naïve for all these days and even now. I am really not able to take a right decision I guess. But what so ever be the result is I have decided to go on with my studies and once decision is made there must not be any looking back. And the answers for these questions are:

  • I always thought of helping and serving people. But never really had chance to do it nonchalantly. Though I am basically a person who would go for help voluntarily and at times I even put in few extra taken for fulfilling my wishes by going to orphanages and old age homes, I have no clear approach of how to move with people and handle all kind of people by handling my work with service and it directed me to minor time utilization for my obsession of serving. So by joining this course I would not have any work related stress and with some extra time usage I would be able to concentrate on my passion and make myself fit in right along with it.
  • Service basically doesn’t depend on the work or place or time a person is in. But it’s the effort he puts in whole heartedly in serving to his fellow people right from his own family and friends. Though I knew these well, I still wanted to make myself dedicated to my passion than running around for unrealistic money which weighs human beings these days despite of a persons character, love and affection towards each other even though they are our own family.

Being a girl I have limited space to move on in this society but being a human being I have this whole world to wrap it under my love and affection. Thus this is quiet a transition in my life.

Your valuable suggestions are always accepted whole heartedly… 🙂

Wish me luck guys!!!