What is Social Work ?
Vedanta Aluminium Limited, has adopted all the 400 Anganwadis in six blocks of Kalahandi district under a project, Bal Chetna, in association with Sterlite Foundation and the state Government through private-public partnership. It provides five-fold services including play way method of learning, nutritious food, improvement of health status with focus on anaemia reduction and providing educational materials to the under-privileged group from 0-5 years. Vedanta has already earned a good name for successfully operating 32 Child Care Centres with 1,139 children in 18 villages.
This is an example of how the social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment of people to enhance their quality of life and well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work. Its mission is to enable all people to develop their full potential, enrich their lives, and prevent dysfunction.
In solidarity with those who are disadvantaged, the profession strives to alleviate poverty and to...