Nchimunya Kafula

Nchimunya Kafula

Nchimunya Kafula

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Masters
  • Degree(s): Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work

I’m originally from Zambia and moved to Australia in 2011. I studied media and public relations in my undergraduate degree but when it came to my master’s I wanted to do something different, something I loved and would reflect who I am and what my passion is.  I took a year off to really think about what I wanted to do and social work stood out.

All my life I’ve seen how disrespectfully women have been treated, and growing up in a society where it’s seen ok to be abusive towards women affected me and made me want to be the voice of the voiceless. I believe women and men should have equal rights and no one deserves to be treated with disrespect because of their gender. Being a social worker will help me make a difference to society, as it starts with me.

Studying the Master of Social Work has made me more empathetic and I look at life differently to how I used to. The opportunity to do placement while studying has expanded my knowledge and helped me put theory into practice, preparing me for the future. I hope to eventually work with women and men that are victims of abuse.

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