"Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims at helping people to develop their skills and their ability to use their resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
The Social Work Department of Pavanathma province is engaged in promoting, conducting, facilitating and coordinating developmental and social welfare activities for the poor and the marginalized irrespective of caste, creed or community. In the initial phase, the social work department was characterized by an intensive effort to conscientize and motivate the marginal groups for self-help development endeavours. In the wake of that awareness campaign, several Women’s Action Groups (Self Help Groups) SHGs emerged and began to actively participate in the development programs. The department has been considerably successful in imparting proper orientation, vision and skills to a good number of these SHG-Kairose groups so that they are now the focal points of development initiatives in their target areas. By now 145 such women SHG- Kairose Group with a membership of 2650, 5 Sarathi with a membership of 75 men, 25 Smart Kids group with more than 350 members, with a total of more than 3000 members have been organized and functioning actively in 22 communities of the operational areas of the department. The SHG-Kairose Groups perform as a link agent at the Village level for implementing projects and programmes of the Society. These SHGs are further clustered as Federations.
Promote Empowerment and accentuate inclusive growth through Affirmative and Communicative action
The holistic development of the marginalized through the Conscientization, in a way they are enabled and educated to engage themselves in initiatives and take decision on behalf of their rights and strengths.
To revitalize the life of existence through the participation in initiatives and empowerment resulting in responsible citizenship
Social work aims to maximize the development of human potential and the fulfilment of human needs, through an equal commitment to: Working with and enabling people to achieve the best possible levels of personal and social well-being; and working to achieve social justice through social development and social change
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