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Title:Exploration of Social Work Practice Models for Rural Development in Uganda
Author:Kabadaki, Kyama K.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:social development
social work
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Labor and Employment
Health and Nutrition
rural development
Abstract:Social work has the potential of playing a significant role in improving the quality of life of people who live in rural Uganda. However, this will require adapting social work approaches to the Ugandan situation. For a social work practice model to be effective and relevant to rural Uganda, it has to address the problem of poverty, respond to problems created by changes in the social structure, deal with barriers to progress, be able to influence organizational structures and deal with issues that are considered significant at the national level. The integrated development model, which emphasizes the development aspect of social work, meets these criteria. Application of this model to rural Uganda will necessitate the creation of organizational structures specifically aimed at facilitating rural development. Expanding the function of Community Development Officer to Social Development Specialist would give social workers more respect and recognition. One of the Social Development Specialist's functions would be to mobilize rural residents for income-generating projects. Bibliogr., sum.