UG social work class honoured for domestic violence advocacy

first_imgThe University of Guyana’s class of 2014-2016 Social Work diploma students was honoured for their role toDemonstrating Leadership: From left, Shelisa Camacho-Khan, Kimberly Conway, Shanice Edwards, Jonmal Johnson, Barbara Thomas-Holder (Lecturer), Nickesha Bacchuseradicate social ills in the society. They received an award at the first ever Guyana Social Work Practitioners and Educators Conference, held Thursday and Friday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown.The social work students were awarded for “demonstrating leadership in advocating for the eradication of social ills within the Guyanese society.”According to the media release, the award followed a walkathon and rally against domestic violence held on June 25. The walkathon’s PRO Anil Persaud had explained that the event was timely, given the prevalence of domestic violence throughout the country.“Some of us may not know much about the issue and it’s complexities but what we all do know is that domestic violence is unacceptable and it must end if we are to see the brighter future everyone dreams of,” he had noted.The walkathon was held under the theme, “Stop Domestic Violence: Preserve the family and Humanity.” And the initiative was executed in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry and included the support of NAMILCO (National Milling Company), St Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Civil Defence Commission.last_img