WASHINGTON (February 16, 2012) – For the third year, the Howard University School of Social Work, led by Dean Cudore Snell, will continue the International Service Learning Project by sending a group of 24 students to Cape Town, South Africa during the spring recess to where they will work in areas of social development and community building.
“The Cape Town International Service Learning provides an opportunity for students and faculty throughout the school to focus on global elements in social work education,” said Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Social Work. “The previous two cohorts of students and faculty have emphasized the value of the experiential course in understanding both the complexities and similarities of social welfare challenges that are deeply rooted in social and political injustices.”
In the past three years, the project has sent a total of 45 students and 14 faculty members to South Africa. This year’s delegation will visit Cape Town from March 11-March 21. They will not arrive empty handed. The delegation raised funds for community-based organizations in Cape Town to help further social work functions like child development and substance abuse treatment.