Chinese Women’s Association Social Service Leaders Exchange Program 2018

Programme Objectives

Established by the Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund under the auspices of the NUS Department of Social Work, the Chinese Women’s Association (CWA) graciously supports the Social Service Leaders Exchange Programme to enhance skills and professional development of promising young social work and service leaders in the region to promote philanthropy and social development. The programme is funded by the generosity of Mr Richard YM Eu in memory of his mother, the late Mrs Diana Eu, and also to commemorate the 90th birthday of Mrs Betty Chen, Immediate Past President & Patron of Chinese Women’s Association.

About 15 social service leaders from Asia and in particular ASEAN, will be selected to come to Singapore to learn and to share their experiences in their own communities with Singapore social work and service practitioners. This programme will also provide opportunities for professionals in Singapore’s social service field to learn about current issues faced by their counterparts in different countries in the region.

Programme Outline

The two-week programme will be held in Singapore, under the auspices of the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore from the 17th to 30th of June 2018.

Participants would be involved in the following activities:

  1. Exposure to local social work agencies in Singapore to gain some understanding of social work case management in Singapore.
  2. Placement in an agency related to applicant’s area of specialization – i) Family Violence (Adult and Interpersonal violence), ii) Children and Youth Work, iii) Health and Mental Health Social Work
  3. Workshops and Trainings in relevant areas of interest, which may include case management, advocacy, leadership in social services, etc.
  4. Participants would be expected to conduct a workshop to a local audience as part of a knowledge sharing experience. The workshop is to be related to the area of work that participants are involved or interested in.

At the end of the learning experience, participants would also be required to deliver presentations with their local Singaporean counterparts on practical ideas to move social services forward in their relevant social contexts, both locally and internationally.

Application deadline is 18 February 2018.