24.05.2019 | Human rights, social justice and non-violence in society will be discussed by professors and students during the summer school in Almaty
In Almaty on May 27 / Monday / weekly international summer school «Diversity and social justice in social work: research, practice and education» starts. The organizer of the forum with the participation of students and foreign experts in the field of social work was the Kazakh National University, named after Al-Farabi with the support of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy.
Lectures for young specialists and future sociologists will be delivered by professors of social work in Kazakhstan, the USA, Ireland and the UK. Among them are professor of Pitzer College Zhunisbay A., a teacher of KazNU, PhD University of Nottingham Kazybekova U. M., professor of Trinity College Robert Gilligan, etc.
In their lectures, experts will raise issues of social work with vulnerable youth, discuss the ecological model of human development, talk about women’s combining work and raising children, and also present alternatives to institutional care for children and young people.
More than 80 students from Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada and China will take part in the summer school.
«Such an impressive list of participants in the summer school says that everyone will receive new skills in social work and social research, will be inspired to apply the knowledge gained in practice and will receive a powerful impetus for the implementation of professional plans», said the Director of the Representative Office of the Foundation of the First President in Almaty Sergey Tokhtarov. – A rich program of this school involves the formation of effective networking with the inclusion of all participants in the event. I am convinced that the practice of establishing business contacts will be a strong help for young students in future employment.
The forum will include presentations of social projects, watching films about the social problems of our time, and a discussion on social research. The summer school participants will also visit the shelter of victims of domestic violence and the Mother’s House, whose specialists will share their social work experience.
We add that the international summer school is designed to contribute to the formation of knowledge and skills related to increasing diversity and differences in the practice of social work.
It is expected that, thanks to the forum, sociological students and young specialists will study the experience of social services, get acquainted with innovative solutions to social problems, and also gain modern knowledge of social work from the lips of scientists, experts and practitioners with extensive experience.