Holding the first meeting of the Social Work Leadership Committee in Afghanistan at Kabul University

The meeting began with recitation of several verses of Holey Quran, then the meeting began under the chairmanship of Prof. Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs, while Mr. Abdul Razzaq Salar, General Director of Social Security, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, Honorable Prof. Sattar u-Din Sediqi, head of Psychology Faculty and Educational Sciences, professors, officials from the UNESF Institutions, social partner institutions and students from the Social Work Department were participated the meeting.

 

Besides, Mr. Hamidullah Farooqi welcomed the participants, he spoke regarding the activities of the committee and the social workers' services in the community and the existence of social workers in all departments of the country with the aim of changing the social work culture that exists today in society. Mr. Farooqi stated that the promotion and development of social work are among the tasks of the members of the Social Work Leadership Committee. Graduates and students of Social Work Department from Kabul University Psychology and Educational Science Faculty are also responsible in this regard.

 

Then Abdul Razzaq Salar, head of Social Security at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, also provided specific suggestions on the work of this committee to the chairman of this committee – Mr. Farooqi. The head of Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty also spoke on the history of Social Work Department in that faculty, and he described the Bill of Committees and the goals of the Social Work Leadership Committee, and introduced the members of the committee. At the same time, several of the officials from the contributors of this department and social work institutions have also partnered with the chairman of the committee to improve and enhance the activities of the committee.

 

Mr. Farooqi summed up the issues raised during the meeting, for the members of the meeting to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the work of the committee, the provision of facilities, job opportunities and job creation for graduates of the Social Work Department, and social work topics. The officials of Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, and the UNICEF Office expressed specific suggestions and opinions.

The meeting was scheduled that the participants get this meeting during the next month and will invite other officials and officials from various departments to vote in favor of the committee's improvement and nationalization.

It is worth mentioning that the Social Work Department in Kabul University Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty was established in 2012 by the efforts of the Ministry of Higher Education, Kabul University and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled with the assistance of the UNESF Institute under the frame of Kabul University Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty and for the first time in 2014, attracted its students in that department and in 2018, they will present their first graduates to the community.