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As an Association, NASWZ is a lobby and activism membership based group, providing a forum for social workers to meet and share professional experiences, have a sense of belonging, and acts as the mouth piece and the back bone to the profession of Social Work. .

NASW-Z was formed in the late 1960s and has had an episodic existence ever since, with a constitution having been developed and endorsed in 1975, membership registration to the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) in 1986.

The National Association of Social Workers is a professional body for Social Workers, giving them a platform to network and share experience to improve their competencies to deliver services. As an Association, NASW-Z is a lobby and activism movement group, providing a forum for social workers to meet and share professional experiences, have a sense of belonging, and acts as the mouth piece and the back bone to the profession of Social Work.

 

 

The membership of the aforementioned Association consists of a total number of 800 members inclusive of social work students, qualified and experienced social workers. The membership is spread across the 10 Provinces of Zimbabwe, with each province having branches. Over the past years there has been an increased establishment of more social work training institutions hence having a great number of qualified social workers across the Country who are members of the Association. NASW-Z was formed in the late 1960s and has had an episodic existence ever since, with a constitution having been developed and endorsed in 1975, membership registration to the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) in 1986.

The Association in 2018 registered as Trust to mobilize resources and implement NASW-Z programmes. NASW-Z activities mainly undertaken are continuous professional development trainings, research, advocacy and facilitation of placements for social work students and graduate interns.