As the whole world commemorated the World Social Work Day on the 15th March 2016 under the theme “Societies thrive when dignity and rights of peoples are respected. Social Workers towards an undivided humanity.”, Social Workers in Uganda on this day had more reasons to smile during the Social Work Dinner at Hotel Africana as the Minister of […]


Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the health and happiness of another person or an animal is at stake. The punishments of the society are small compared to the damage we inflict on our soul when we look the other way and do nothing. – by Martin Luther King, Jr. Once again, […]


Every Third Tuesday of the month of March every year is a day set a side world wide to celebrate the World Social Work Day. Social Workers across all walks of life in different places and destinations use this opportunity to get back to the basic roots of the Social Work values and Principles that qualify […]

Seasonal Greetings


2015 has been a year of restoration and rejuvenation of the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda and with the pace already set and we are certain that 2016 shall be a year of take off.The tremendous number of achievements and progress so far attained and seen evident not only here in Uganda but also across the globe is attributed to NASWU proactive members ranging from individuals, Non Government Organizations (NGOs), Government mainly the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development and Institutions of Higher Learning/Education such as Universities.

Great thanks goes to our donor (OAK Foundation) and NASWU members who have diligently and consistently supported us meet financial needs of the Organization and we look forward to serving the Social Work fraternity much more wide and better way while up-holding the Social Work principle of Service in everything we do.

As the secretariat we shall continue working with the NASWU National Executive Committee and partners towards achieving a law that gazettes the Social Work profession and ensure that the profession is respected to mitigate the challenges that our Social Workers are currently facing in the country.

The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) therefore Wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year 2016 as we also look forward to working with you so as to benefit each and every Social Worker .

NASWU #Empowering Individuals, Transforming Communities.

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Every 1st December, the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) joins the Rest of the World to commemorate the WORLD AIDS DAY. In Uganda there is an estimated 7.3 percent of people in Uganda aged 15 to 49 years old are living with HIV (2.5m) with many of them under medical and psycho […]


1. Service • Social Workers Primary goal is to help individuals / people in need and to address Social Problems. The value and Principle of Social Work encourages Social Workers to focus more on service delivery than self interests in terms of the financial benefits or any other form of reward. Social Workers have a […]

Just Dial 116 Save a CHILD.

Gone are the days when we used to rise our voices just to a save child in or from danger when his/her rights were being abused or violated and even sometimes their life being at risk with all such caring hearts and efforts being in vain.

That is now all history.

With just a phone in your hands, Just dial 116 (Toll free – No need for airtime) and you will be assured of a fast and professional response from the Uganda Child Helpline Center response team that will render just the help you need to ensure that the Child exposed to danger or harm is rescued. Confidentiality and Integrity are assured.

The Child Helpline Center is under the management of the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development and this mile stone was achieved in partnership with help from Government Institutions such as Police and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with the Civil Society Community at Large.

As the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) are glad to have been part of the mile stone so far achieved and pledge our support to ensure that our Children grow and live in a community that values and treasures them.

You can also join us by reaching out to that child whose rights are being violated or at risk by JUST DIALING 116.

Okiria Gerald

NASWU; Empowering Individuals, Transforming Communities

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The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) team of experts that volunteered to steer up the process of coming up with the Law that governs Social Work Practice in our country Uganda is not a sleep neither is it giving up, not now and never will it be till the primary objective has […]

Reader’s Letter

Dear Social Workers, Being a social worker is a highly rewarding career, presenting one of the truest opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. The outreach to communities and the commitment to never giving up on someone alone can give you hope and happiness. Social work offers many opportunities. There are many […]

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A team of Experts mainly composed of practicing Social Workers and Legal advisers (Practicing Lawyers) from both the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, will today Friday 21st August 2015 meet to discuss on how to intensify advocacy and finally realize the establishment of Social Work and Social Welfare professional Act.

This team consists of 10 experts in total who volunteered to be part of this committee following a stakeholder meeting which was held at Piato Restaurant Kampala on the 16th July 2015.

As NASWU, we shall do everything possible to see that our Vision “To Promote Professional Practice, National Development and Transformation” is achieved.

For membership forms please email NASWU –

National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)​
Empowering Individuals;Tranforming Communities


Okiria Gerald

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