Social Work + Travel

Being a Registered Social Worker
and
Self - Proclaimed Travel Blogger


Hey ya!!! This page is intended to promote my profession. Yes, I am a proud Licensed Social Worker and currently on the Medical field. I graduated last 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, it is a 4 year course, at St. Joseph's College of Quezon City and passed the board. Currently, I am enrolled at College of Social Work and Community Dev't - UPD. 

Some people do not know what Social Work is or they have a stigma that it is all about giving relief and charity. Well, most of the people tag Social Workers as Charity Workers who only care for the poor and disseminating relief good. I cannot blame them since the Media only feature us whenever there is a disaster, street dwellers, etc.. 

Social Work is a profession which focus on the social functioning of the people and helping them to empower themselves. Social functioning is the way people interact with other people and how they accept and react to the demands given by the society as well as how the society affects the people. Empowerment, according to World Bank, is a process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.

Basically, Social Workers are facilitators of change. Change does not come from the Social Workers, change comes from the people themselves. Social Workers are just there to link people to the resources they need in order to maximize their full potential which will lead to desired actions and outcomes.

Enough said with my profession, I will know tell you my another passion, drum roll please, TRAVELING! We all know what traveling is, need I say more? HAHA.

Yes, ever since I was a kid, my mother will always tag me along with her travels e.g. Battad, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Nueva Viscaya, Ifugao, Lagawe, etc. and also my family loves long driving! :) Basically, I grew up going to places, enjoys seeing new places, meeting new people and understanding their culture. New things excites me and the adventure alone is priceless! O, did I tell you that I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie? HAHA. Check my BAKIT HINDI LIST  and you'll see.

Personally, Social Work and Traveling is related. Every time you travel you acquire new culture and meet new people, it also enhance your skills in managing and organizing your plans. Hence, you can apply it into work. Being a Social Worker you must establish rapport with your clientele and in order to do so, you must have something in common. For example, a patient came for an assistance, you can start your interview by simply asking their name and their address/hometown. If you've been to their place, there is an instant connection!

Also, I enjoy making itineraries and researching about a place on how to get to places, where to eat, sleep, drink, best to take pictures and cheap buys! I enjoy knowing all the details and making it to as my Do-It-Yourself trip. Good thing there are lots of travel bloggers and thanks to them I was able to pull up our Kuala Lumpur experience!

Blogging is new to me, I do not like writing nor reading when I was kid. I'd rather watch television or play computer games. Well, at least now I am trying through the help of my blog, papers and readings in Grad school. If I have on regret in life, that is I never ventured on reading and writing. I admit that my English sucks but I am a working progress. Now my willingness to learn is more. 

I think I made a clear point. If you have questions feel free to comment! 

So, Ano. TARA GUMALA?

CIAO.
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GABRIELA



1 comment:

  1. Nice Blog and to help people is such a huge work for them. Manisha Bapna is also a social worker which helps for people. For more information please visit our website: - Social Worker

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