Rezuo, a barefoot social worker in the village, helps Laze braid her hair. Laze’s grandmother has trouble walking, so Rezuo comes to visit them very often to help with household tasks and provide support. ©UNICEF/China
Rezuo, a barefoot social worker in the village, helps Laze braid her hair. Laze’s grandmother has trouble walking, so Rezuo comes to visit them very often to help with household tasks and provide support. ©UNICEF/China

China | May 14, 2014 10:00am (CST) / May 13, 2014 10:00pm (EST)

This series of talks will provide the history of the Barefoot Social Worker (BSW) initiative in China, and showcase the bottlenecks, learn lessons and efforts to put in place a policy framework to scale up the initiative nationwide.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Huang Xiaoyan, from the Department of Social Work and Social Policy in the Zhou Enlai School of Government of Nankai University.
  • Dr. Wang Zhenyao, from the Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute
  • Mr. Li, Zhengchuan, the Child Welfare Director in Guangbai Village in Yunnan Province
  • Mr. Xu Jianzhong, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Social Welfare and Charity Promotion of the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The event will be held at Normal University in Beijing. For more information, click here

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Learn more about the Barefoot Social Workers: video and photo essay

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