Social work has been of greater significance for centuries and no
one can deny its importance and the difference it has made in the
society. All the credit goes to social work for the difference it has
made in the minds of our young generation, and our hearts have become
charity giving so that people who are less fortunate, and less
privileged can live up to the mark by the generous help and care
provided by others.
However, as social work has made a tremendous
difference in the world, at the same time these helping efforts are
restricted due to multiple factors, and challenges. Social workers work
during the times of high risks, which are even life threatening, at
their own costs. They are provided no protection, and still they go out
of the way to serve humanity.
During the times of natural
disaster, these social workers the restricted in front of the powers of
nature. Despite of their full efforts, they cannot cater to or everyone
who has been affected, at the same time, limited aid, and funds places
these volunteers in critical positions to evaluate the needy
individuals, and how much should be allocated for each family.
addition, the formal training expenditures are huge due to which, many
social workers do not get to enroll themselves in formal training
institutions, and they go out at their own to work for their community
at micro levels. Besides, most of the times, these volunteers do not get
any stipend to cater for their transportation, or basic living costs.
times, government policies also affects the social work being carried
out by various organizations, as it involves excessive paper work, and
hence ultimately increases time for implementation of a project. At the
same time, extra money is also deposited, or guarantee, which decreases
the funds allocated for the actual project targeted towards the welfare
Summing up, the growing awareness of social work
in the world is helping the communities to shape their lives in a more
positive, and proactive way. However, this task remains one of the
toughest, as usually multiple problems and challenges arises, which
halts the activities and leads to the wastage of time, money and other
resources, which could be of use to underprivileged individuals. Limited
funds, lack of training, time constraints, formal paperwork, etc are
all the limitations for social workers.