Social Work & Bamboo 

Why Social 

Work?  

Around the world, professional social workers collaborate and innovate to address critical issues of social and environmental justice, poverty alleviation and economic empowerment, conflict resolution, and sustainable community development. In doing so, related education, research, and field practices contribute to advancing structural and systemic changes to underlying causes of persistent social issues.

Pacific Bamboo Resources and B4G aims to support and advance professional Social Work purposes.  In compliment to our international programs, PBR actively networks and collaborates with international social workers involved in mission consistent research, education, and practice pursuits.  Connecting bamboo resources with social work and social welfare makes sense, and PBR staff join international social work colleagues to apply many decades of combined social work education, research, and international fieldwork experience. 

Within the past few years, social work professionals and scholars have articulated ways and means of advancing collective efforts to amplify awareness and optimize best social work practices. For example:

 

  • The International Federation of Social Work (IFSW) published its Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, offering new perspectives and pragmatic urgency for collaboration, professional capacity-building, and coordinated actions to “meet our joint aspirations for social justice and social development”.  Here at PBR we are honored to announce that our Bamboo for Good (B4G) program was included in the agenda as a case study for promoting community and environmental stability in Africa.  

“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility, and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities, and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.”

World Social Work Day is on the 16th of March. The theme ‘Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are’ will focus on global solidarity, indigenous wisdom, and the connection between people and their environments.

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Our own Dr. Jonathan Scherch is featured in the article!

Together, these and many other organizations represent an innovative and important 21st Century frontier of professional social work. Pacific Bamboo Resources and, by extension, the projects of Bamboo For Good (B4G) reflect this spirit of innovation and aim to be of service and support to social workers and their client communities around the globe.

In support of efforts by the East Africa Centre of Innovation and Research in Social Work (CROSOWO), B4G offers a timely and unique opportunity for practical collaborations spanning countries, cultures, communities, and contexts. B4G connects regional bamboo resources with diverse institutional partnerships to address critical urban and rural quality-of-life conditions across East Africa.

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Pacific Bamboo Resources

From Rhizomes to Resilience:
We’re positioning bamboo resources for 21st-century sustainability.

Our Location 

Seattle, WA

Contact: 

info@pacificbamboo.org