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 – naswu2014@gmail.com

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


Okiria Gerald

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Many times in our efforts to make meaning in clients’ life. We expect to be successfully of help to them which in most cases is though some times these expectations fall on a hard rock. One thing you should know that each minute you spend with a client is valued, every word you say is […]


“25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa” is the 2015 year theme for the Day of African Child Commemoration.

In Uganda, the celebrations are to take place in Kayunga District on the 16th June 2015.

As NASWU, we join our colleagues in Uganda, Africa and the rest of the World to commemorate this day and also “… ACCELERATING EFFORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE.”

NASWU #Empowering Individuals; Transforming Communities.

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NASWU Monthly Update- May 2015

May 2015 Updates NASWU conducted a final feedback session on the Social work Issues paper on the 9th may at Makerere University “The issues paper is  a  research commissioned  by NASWU early this year ,with  Dr. Janestic M Twikirize of the Department of Social work  – Makerere University as the technical lead . The objective […]

The role of social work in Uganda Today

What is Social work and what is its role in society today: Social work is concerned with social problems; it is concerned with the wellbeing of the worlds’ peoples. It helps individuals adjust to their environments and be able to live productive and meaningful lives; this can be with immediate relationships like friends, family, school, […]


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THE NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS CONFERENCE THEME: “PROMOTING THE DIGNITY AND WORTH OF PEOPLES’” DATE:    11th/MARCH/2015 TIME:    8:30am-4:00pm FEE:        Ugx10, 000 (Ten Thousand Shillings only) VENUE:  KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (K.I.U) -KAMPALA MAIN LIBRARY Come realize The great Opportunities in Social Work Certificates Will Be given out to Every Participants NASWU T-shirts will […]