Wellbeing and happiness of others have always been high on my list of priorities since I was in school. My practical experience with peers living in poverty, as well as my theoretical research in psychology and sociology, helped me to get a picture of a social worker I would like to become.
I have been blessed with a loving family, supportive parents, and a beautiful home, which taught me to appreciate the opportunities that I have and to support those who are less fortunate. My parents used to help me pack my old toys, clothes, and books which we would take to the local charity. I met a lot of children there who were about the same age as me. I found out that despite our different upbringing, we had a lot in common, so I started a conversation with them whenever I went to the charity. This helped me gain the valuable skills of listening to people and understanding their concerns in order to help them.
Having decided on a career of a social worker early on, I started my research in psychology and sociology to improve my theoretical knowledge of social work. I used to go to the library to spend hours searching for books on the topic. It broadened my view to see how differently various authors address the problems of poverty in communities, psychological issues and social issues that impoverished people experience.
All in all, I firmly believe that helping disadvantaged people cope with psychological and social difficulties may not only improve the lives of those individuals but also positively affect our communities and our society. I would like to bring positive change to the lives of underprivileged children and to see smiles on their faces. I hope that both practical and theoretical knowledge I gained make me a worthy applicant for the social work course.