On Friday, 10th November, 2017, MFF-NAPSWI Scholars 2017 were felicitated at 5th India Social Work Congress, held at Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalad, Kerala.
Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF) in collaboration with National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI) offers scholarships to students of Masters in Social Work (MSW) to pursue research on prevention of sexual harassment at workplace (PSHW). After having successfully concluded two rounds of scholarships, MFF and NAPSWI recently chose their third set of scholars who shall be pursuing research on varied aspects of PSHW. Each year, the chosen scholars are awarded at NAPSWI’s Indian Social Work Congress, where they also present their research proposals to peers and experts from the field.
Departing from tradition, in its third year, MFF-NAPSWI Scholarships have chosen three scholars (instead of two). Susai Antonyraj S, a first year MSW student from Christ University, Bengaluru shall be pursuing his research on nature and forms of sexual harassment at workplace faced by domestic workers in Bengaluru and Gurgaon.
Abhilasha Bora and Jaspreet Singh, second year MSW students from Central University of Jammu have been offered a joint scholarship to collectively research on the efficacy of mechanisms currently instituted to provide redressal for sexual harassment of workplace, at State University of Jammu and Government Medical College of Jammu.
The three scholars presented their research proposals on the second day of the Congress, which was followed by a lively discussion on PSHW, facilitated by the MFF team. After presenting her research proposal, Abhilasha Bora, one of the MFF-NAPSWI Scholars 2017 said, “This was a first for me. I have never presented at such a prestigious forum in front of so many people. Also, this is so different from classroom learning. This is action learning, where I am learning by doing and by interacting with peers and experts.”
We thank NAPSWI for their continued support and congratulate the scholars for their success.