Earning of livelihood by following some professions is better than living on charity of someone else

As a social worker, one of the central concepts that defines my job is self-determination. This concept encompasses the fact that people are qualified to be their own best resource in making choices about their lives. Working with this ethical responsibility in mind, social workers are offered a framework to guide our work with the variety of populations that we serve.

The concept of self-determination is meant to be empowering for clients. We offer people the tools to get what they need, but it’s up to them to use those tools effectively and ultimately take the necessary actions to get what they want out of life.

Success Stories

“Helen Keller is one of the most well known figures of the 20th century who inspired future generations of those with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest. But with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller learned to spell and went on to become a famous author, composing nearly 500 speeches and essays on a wide variety of topics. She was the first deadblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts.”

Helen Keller

“Given a diagnosis of ALS at the age of 21, Steven Hawking was given two years to live. However, for 55 more years, Hawking navigated through his life using a voice synthesizer and a power wheelchair to become a scientist, theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge.”

Steven Hawking