The Macau Social work professionals share with us the outcomes from the #WSWD2021 celebrations.
The World Social Work Day is an annual event that provides opportunities for social workers and others in the social service sector to celebrate their achievements and raise awareness and support to advance human well-being. 2021 World Social Work Day was celebrated on the 16th of March, 2021, the third Tuesday of March, with the theme “Ubuntu”, meaning ‘I Am Because We Are’ with the theme strengthen social solidarity and global connectedness. This year, the Macau Social Welfare Bureau authorised the Social Work Professional Committee, coordinating with schools and associations, to organise a symposium with the theme “Macau Social Work under Pandemic”. It was held at the Clementina Leitão Ho Brito Theatre. The two topics discussed in the symposium were “social innovation during the pandemic” and “the pandemic’s effect on mental health”.