Honestly, being a social worker makes me feel privileged – because people are entrusting me with some of the deepest, most personal, darkest moments of their lives. I get to hold these moments with them, to reflect, to realise how it shaped them into the people they are today…both the good and the bad.

So when I saw this picture, I knew that I had to share it. It is so true. We all (or most at least) have a somewhat difficult past. It’s something we grow and learn from…but honestly, some people needed to have someone to help them, but didn’t.

 

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So as social workers (and anyone who works with people on such a personal level), it’s important for us to realise our role in helping clients process their past, and get through it. And for professionals working with children, the role becomes even more important.

So as social workers (and anyone who works with people on such a personal level), it’s important for us to realise our role in helping clients process their past, and get through it. And for professionals working with children, the role becomes even more important. Because they are the ones who help shape the child’s character.

 

So kudos to you! And keep on fighting the good fight!

Meeting the US Ambassador

The joy of being part of a youth organisation is that people start to pay attention to you. For some reason, the fact that you’re a student, or a youth, makes people who are quite important pay more attention to you. I guess it makes them look good in photos?

 

Anyway, by being in the executive of quite a few youth organisation meant that I got to meet the US ambassador and speak to her about the work the organisation does. I was also invited (along with my exec) to a pre-election party.

 

I guess the point of this small post is that being part of an organisation helps. And if you want to change the world, one person at at time, then the best way to do it is to start young – cause that’s when people pay more attention to you.

 

I also want to give a shout-out to the US embassy and ambassador for actually inviting student and youth organisations to the events organised by the embassy!