Karibu.Mauya.Wamkelekile.እንኳን ደህና መጣህ.Olandiridwa.Barka.Murakaza neza.Amohelehile.Siyalemukela.Tukusanyukide.

Africa Day 2022 poster ASWNet

The ASWNet aggregates information and resources to facilitate Social Work on the African continent. We cordially invite you to join our network. Please feel free to contact us. We believe in African knowledges (rifa), often termed indigenous (vene) knowledges and recognise their roles in building an African social work knowledge base that emancipates social work students, academics, practitioners, librarians, publishers, leaders, communities and researchers. At the centre of this facilitation is use of African languages and values such as those espoused in Ubuntu. Our work is transformational.

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that embraces and enhances long-held methods of addressing life challenges in order to increase social functioning, development, cohesion and liberation using diverse indigenous knowledges and values enshrined in the family, community, society, environment and in spirituality (ASWNet, 2021).

We hope the information on this website will inspire you. We have valued and recognised African histories, philosophies, practices, founders, writers, languages and literature, and we hope you, the reader, will do the same. You are welcome to contribute to our blogbooksjournal on developmentjournal on social work and other publications. | Kanimambo | Zikomo kwambili | Murakoze | Maita basa | Asante sana | Urakoze cyane | Twa totela | Twa tota | Twa lumba | Wafwako | Twa sakidila | Aksanti | Merci | Mwebale nyo | Jerejef | Abarrka | Au jarama | Osoko | Ese gan | Nagode Da alu | Likpakpanl | Konkomba | Anilituln | Aw ni tchié | Baarka  | Takuta Mwapicita | Mwaita basa | Tatenda | Obrigado | Choukran | شكرا |

The ASWNet values and recognises African histories, philosophies, practices, founders, writers, languages and literature, and hopes you, the reader, will do the same.

The African anthem was initially composed by Ethiopian poet Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin as a poem. In 1986, it was adopted as the African anthem by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the Umoja waAfrika (African Union). In 2002, at the formation of the AU, the anthem was continued. The music was composed by Arthur Mudogo Kemoli, a Kenyan in 1986. It tells the African history of struggle, independence, liberation, labour, unity, justice and hope. The anthem is a crucial resource for African social work. Lyrics and further details available here. You can cite it as: African Union (AU) (2002). Let as all unite and celebrate together. Anthem. Addis Ababa: AU.