Why Commercialize Social Work?


Street SmilesSocial Service: Selfless service dedicated to the pursuit of social justice and the well-being of oppressed and marginalized individuals and communities. Social service should be of the form that helps the needy ones and the one who works for this cause, works selflessly without expecting anything in return. The motive of a social worker is to help in the upliftment and development of the society, without aiming for any personal benefits.

But of late, I have seen the concept of social service being diluted with unwanted elements, often derailing it from its actual meaning. Recently I met a few people who are keen on offering social service at large. I have talked to them, provided them my own ideas and set up a small platform for discussion. During the discussions, I have observed that they are keener on promoting their “brand” as a social service provider rather than having an…

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