Leading up to the 2019 IFSW African Regional Conference in Uganda, IFSW Secretary-General, Dr Rory Truell made a pre-conference visit to Kampala and has published his account on some of the social challenges and how Ugandan social workers are meeting them:
“Working children are visible everywhere in Kampala. Even babies, too young to walk and wearing fouled, ill-fitting clothes, sit among the rubbish and hold out their hands as cars and people stream around them. Social work colleagues travelling in a taxi with me explain the babies are born into slavery. They tell me that the older children begging are also trafficked, and bring my attention to the men standing nearby, like shadows watching over their human property.”
Read the full article published in the Guardian here.
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