14 May 2016 - MASW launched the MASW-Sushama Memorial Fund in conjunction with its 43rd Annual General Meeting held at Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

The Memorial Fund, first of its kind for MASW, is named after Miss P.C. Sushama who was the country's first local trained almoner (medical social worker) and a founding member of MASW. She was also the first associate professor in social work in Malaysia at Universiti Sains Malaysia in the late 70s and 80s. Miss Sushama passed away on 14 April 2014.

A total of 52 people, made up of the her family and close friends and members of MASW were present. Three special guests were invited to share their memories of the late Miss Sushama. They were Datuk Abdullah Malim Baginda, former Director General of Social Welfare Malaysia and first President of MASW; Mrs Grace Ng, former medical social worker at UHKL, and Associate Professor Siti Hawa Ali, former student of Miss Sushama and currently social work lecturer at USM Kubang Kerian Campus.

Mr. P.C. Shivadas, the brother of Miss Sushama, addressed the audience before handing over a cheque of RM30,000 to MASW. Two long-time friends, Dr A. Pathmanathan, and Mrs. Susheila McCoy also presented cheque donations for the memorial fund.

MASW decided to set up this fund after the family of the late Ms Sushama donated her book collections and pledged a donation of RM30,000 to the association. MASW will also contribute RM20,000 and continue to raise more funds to support professional social work activities such as awards for outstanding social work research and publications in the near future. Through this memorial fund, MASW hopes to continue the legacy of Miss Sushama's dedication and devotion in upholding the professionalism and integrity of the profession.

Further details and development of the MASW-Sushama Memorial Fund will be announced in the near future.


Apabila seorang pekerja sosial yang berkelayakan membantu memberi penjagaan khas dan sokongan kepada kanak-kanak yang memerlukan...

When a qualified Social Worker intervenes, a neglected or abused child is more likely to overcome their distress or trauma...

The emphasis is on developing your professionalism, and how that journey translates into everyday practice...

A number of universities now offer joint MBA-MSW degrees.,,

Launched by Man Utd, UNICEF UK and UNICEF Malaysia (Disability Inclusion Campaign)
Man Utd Twitter Account
Man Utd Facebook Account
UNICEF Facebook Account

National Competency Standards
for Social Work Practice

  1. Enhancing Social Work Professionalism
  2. Joint Statement


  • Be an active advocate for professional competencyin social work practice, education and research
  • To be a relevant forum for assessing, identifying and managing social problems
  • To be an effective resource of professional support to its members
  • To participate dynamically in networkingwith government and non-government agencies locally and internationallyin the pursuit of professional competency in all areas of social work.


  • To seek professional competency in social work practice, education and research.