Itinutulak ng isang mambabatas mula Laguna na magkaroon ng Social Work Scholarship Program.
Sa ilalim ng House Bill 6910 ni Laguna Rep. Ruth Mariano Hernandez, ang mga kwalipikadong mag-aaral na nais magtrabaho bilang social worker ay bibigyan ng scholarship.
Inaasahan na matutugunan nito ang kasalukuyang kakulangan sa social workers sa bansa
Batay sa inventory ng DSWD may 6,796 registered Social Workers lang sa bansa hanggang nitong July 31, 2022.
Sa tala naman ng Civil Service Commission, mayroong 9,541 social welfare positions sa buong pamahalaan.
Ibig sabihin, mayroon pang 2,010 na posisyon kailangang punan.
“House Bill 6910 conceives the SWSP program as a long-term effort to ensure the stability of the DSWD programs and all current and future social welfare and development entities in the country. It likewise encourages deserving and qualified students to pursue social work and development and eventually enter into public service. The SWSP program opens up opportunities for students to engage in a fulfilling and purposeful profession, which would enable them to confront social and other socio-economic issues and thereby impact the lives of people,” saad ni Rep. Mariano-Hernandez.
Sakop ng scholarship ang libreng tuition, miscellaneuous at iba pang fee, book at school supplies allowance, clothing o uniform allowance, dormitory at boarding house, transportation at on-the-job training fees.
Sasagutin din dito ang Social Work licensure examination review fees; Social Work License fees; annual medical insurance; at iba pang education-related subsistence o living allowances.
Kapalit naman nito ang paglilingkod sa kani-kanilang probinsya bilang social welfare workers. | ulat ni Kathleen Jean Forbes