Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS)
5th Kerala Social Work Students Congress
Kerala Social Work Students Association,
Dept. of Social Work- Central University of Kerala,
Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS)
In Association with ASSK
Kerala Social Work Student Congress, was initiated by Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS) in 2015 with the sole objective of bringing social work students under one umbrella and affiliate them to Professional association of Social work to give them a wider opportunity to network with other colleges, network with professional practitioners and other eminent personalities in different fields, to get enriched academically, enhance professional and personality development, showcase their talents and to owe a feeling of working with professional association.
The 5th Kerala Social Work Students Congress (online) is hosted by the Department of Social Work, Central University of Kerala, together with Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers & KAPS Students Association in association with Association of Schools of Social workers in Kerala(ASSK) via online mode, on 4th and 5th March 2021. The theme for the event is ‘Co-building Inclusive Social Transformation’ with an aim to recognize the need to build an inclusive society involving the people from unnoticed, marginalized and weaker sections of the society to achieve an inclusive social transformation.
We invite representatives of students from all the 70 SW Colleges in Kerala, having MSW and BSW to this 5th Kerala Social Work Student Congress to connect students, eminent personalities, practitioners & educators from various institutions, to enrich their knowledge pool and mainly instigate a professional growth to build a socially inclusive community. The objective of the event is to promote solidarity of social work students for the development of social work profession.
Who can Participate?: Social work students from BSW/MSW course
● The registration for the 5th Kerala Social Work Student Congress are to be done through the college representatives/HOD
● The representatives can enter the names of participants for each program ( including Competitions) through the same registration form.
● The number of participants allowed from a college is:
15 Students – For colleges with both BSW & MSW Courses
10 Students – For colleges with only BSW or MSW course
➢ Registration fee:
₹25 – KAPS Student Members ₹50 – KAPS non-members
➢ How to register?
1. Registration has to be filled in Google Forms via following shared link.
2. Registration can be done by the Department Head/Teacher in charge/KAPS student representative of each college (President/Secretary of Student assn of the college).
3. Payment can be made college wise (together for all participants) at the following account: ACCOUNT DETAILS for payment:
Account No:4111101004232, IFSC: CNRB0004111
Canara Bank, Periya Branch, Periya Kerala 671316
Name of Account Holder: Social Work Students Forum
KAPS Students association provides an opportunity for students to showcase their skills and knowledge in the student congress. Participants need to register for this along with the event registration and details are as follows:
Poster Making: One team consisting of 2 members is invited from a college.
Open Quiz: one student from a college.
Social Initiative Presentation: One team from a college consisting of Not less than 4 and Not more than 6 members
Group Discussion: 3 Students from a college can register for the event. Teams will be formed by mixing students from different colleges.
Exhibition: One entry will be accepted from a college (a team consisting of 4 members)
NB: Max 10/15 students from a college with MSW course or MSW&BSW course respectively are allowed to register. An individual can contest or be a part in max 3 competition events. College representatives are requested to ensure that students are enrolled for every event representing your college
Individual participants who attend all the programs for the two day event only will be provided with the E-certificate.
Dr.Mohan A K, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Head Department of Social Work, Central University of Kerala & Governing body member of KAPS.
Dr. Ipe Varughese, General Secretary, Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers, Head, Department of Social Work, BCM College, Kottayam (9446448215)
Dr.Laxmi, Faculty Incharge, Social Work Students Forum, Department of Social Work,Central University of Kerala
Dr.Jose Antony, President, ASSK
Akhila V R, President, Kerala Social Work Students Association, Central University of Kerala
(KAPS Governing body member) Contact No: 8547680300
Nivya, Secretary, Kerala Social Work Students Association, Assumption College, Changanassery, Kottayam (KAPS Governing body member) Contact No:8592837031
Mr. Renjith K P, Secretary, KAPS Kasaragod Dt. Chapter.
For Further queries : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also at 8547680300, 8592837031
HIGHLIGHTS of 5th Kerala Social Work Students Congress
1. Inauguration Function
2. Panel Discussion
Theme: Narrating the Story of Social Inclusion.
Acid Attack Survivors, Sexually abused, Psychiatric survivors, Sex workers are recognized as a socially disadvantaged group who experience discrimination and exclusion in a variety of forms. Their social exclusion experiences are flooded with high levels of agelong exploitation, economic marginalization, deprivation, poverty and stigma.
Social inclusion is a human right for all people. Through this panel discussion we are providing a platform to share their social inclusion stories and what they look forward in a social inclusive society
Theme:Social inclusive interventions for senior citizens: Analyzing the policies and programmes
Ageing is an inevitable process as a result of which there will be change in the social structures in general in all societies. Through this talk we are trying to address the social inclusive interventions for senior citizens and analyzing the policies and programmes
4. Business Meeting
KAPS students congress is a meet up of young charming social work students from Kerala. This event, student meet-up is to discuss, decide and take forward the Kerala Social Work Student Association with the same vibrance and to build the capacity of each social work student in Kerala as a strong partner with KAPS. Also this is an opportunity for colleges to volunteer for hosting the 6th Social Work Student Congress. So be ready for the change and ready to host.
This is a platform for young vibrant social work students to showcase their cultural talents. As the event is known for a cause, it have its own importance and.
The uniqueness of the cultural lies here that each college can appear and show there potential through the event but the item should convey the message of INCLUSIVENESS.
Yes let’s begin and show your uniqueness to the world
Guidelines For Cultural Performance
● All your talents will be displayed in the Social work congress Instagram page.
● Participating College can send one stage art form (Dance, skit, street play, Group/solo songs, mime, speech, recitation..etc)
● 2 best performances will be screened and selected region wise by KAPS Student Association representatives and KAPS Governing body members.
● Selected Items will be presented in the cultural night of Students Congress
● The art form should convey the theme INCLUSIVENESS
● Maximum Time limit for Group items is 8 minutes and 5 minutes for individual items.(Time limit is flexible according to the item )
● Entries has to be submitted on or before 28/02/2021 via Google Drive.(Link will be shared after registration)
A Platform for Skill/Knowledge Performance
1. Scientific Poster : IGNITE
Let the disability not limit their ability!
Scientific poster competition presents you with the opportunity to showcase the latest research, on-going projects or innovative work on the social inclusion of people with disability.
People with disability are excluded from economic and social life and often constrained in their capacity to access social services because of their disability or as a result of discrimination. So by this contest we are trying to take a step in delivering them not just life, but a quality of life by their social inclusion
Bring a spark with your innovation and creativity
Theme: All entries must illustrate the thematic issue of social inclusion of people with disability
(i) Digital posters are only allowed with A3 size and resolution 300 ppi
(ii) One team consisting of two members can represent a college
(iii) Participant name and identifying marks must not appear on the poster
(iv) All posters should be original work of participants. Any participant found violating rules and regulations will be disqualified.
(v) Decision of jury will be considered final
(vi) Entries should be submitted as PDF on or before 27/02/2021 to 9447870053 via whatsapp
2. Online Open Quiz: OCCULTO: Let’s Unlock knowledge at the speed of thought
Theme: First two rounds-General Quiz & Third Round live online- Social Inclusion
(i) Only individual from a college can participate (college may select one student to participate).
(ii) There shall be three rounds and only the final round will be based on the theme ‘Social Inclusion’
(iii) Students shall switch on their cameras during the conduct of the quiz.
(iv) The Quiz Masters decision shall be final in case of any disputes.
3. Social Initiative Presentation (Project Proposal): RE-IMAGINE
Theme: Re-imagine a world of inclusive LGBTIQ-Community members.
Its our responsibility to ensure that Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves equal access to opportunities and services and their safety should be protected. However, young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning (LGBTIQ+) are among the most marginalised and excluded members of society. They are particularly vulnerable to stigma, violence and discrimination, due to their real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
We invite entries from a college team consisting of 4-6 members, Suggesting the most innovative and practicable vibrant ideas that are valuable in driving the change in society that leads to inclusion for all. Let you be the transformers to co-build an inclusive LGBTIQ+Community Members to the mainstream society.
A Paper proposal + PowerPoint presentation, with the given theme ( has to be less than 10 slide ) that is to uploaded in a Google drive (the link of Which will be share with you after register)
(i) The team consists of four to six members
(ii) Deadline :27th February 2021
(iii) Shortlisted 5 teams can present your ideas on 5th March for an allotted time of 15 minutes on the virtual platform in front of the panelist.
(iv) Social initiatives/ entrepreneurship that has workable solution on the issues of LGBTIQ Community which is scalable and sustainable with a definite outcome is expected
4. Group Discussion & Open Mic: DARE 2 SPEAK
Theme: Child In Difficult Circumstances.
The group discussion aims to facilitate participatory discussion among group members. As the name suggests, it is a discussion on a given topic where members contribute various points and arrive at a conclusion within the specified time limit. They will be given opportunities to present their ideas with the jury on the day of the event.
It won’t be fruitful if members are passive; they must be active both in listening and sharing. Group discussion is not a debate or fight and nor the lecturing or domination of the group by one or two members.
(i) The maximum number of participants in a group will be ten.
(ii) The discussion should bring about the cause, effect, possible social work interventions and solutions regarding the topic given.
(iii) No arguments should be made. Instead participants can share their opinions and views on the topic.
(iv) Each participant must respect others in the group by not interrupting the points conveyed by others.
(v) The time limit for the discussion will be 1hr 15mins. (Including their introduction, nominating leader and discussion.)
(vi) The topic will be given 5 minutes prior to the discussion.
(vii) The participants must switch on their video cameras while attending the group discussion.
5. Exhibition: PROSPECTION
Thinking beyond the pandemic
Theme: IEC materials & activities done by the college amidst of Covid-19 pandemic
(i) Entry should be a 3 min video which includes all the activities conducted by the college.
(ii) Video should send before 27/2/2021 via Google drive (Link will be shared after registration)
(iii) A college has a maximum 1 entry.
(iv) All entries will be updated in Social Media
(v) Best entries will be presented for the event and one college with best entry will be given appreciation.
All the colleges involved in preparing IEC materials and other activities during COVID 19 will be given KAPS appreciation certificates.