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Personal StatementBeing an African who hailed from the Western Region of the continent it has given me the opportunity to value the assistance of social workers I was born in Liberia West Africa Since childhood I learned the Mendi tenets of community service sincerity and commitment to a functional society I grew up in a society where abuse and neglect of children and the elder population have existed for countless decades As a result I promised myself that I will pursue a graduate degree in social work as an apparent attempt to help under-privileged and less fortunate members of society In making this dream comes to fruition I laid the foundation with degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of Liberia and Rutgers University-Newark respectivelyI am driven and moreover motivated to study Social Work at the graduate level because of the following reasons Firstly I have being employed in a residential care facility for the past four years Also working in this residential home is challenging but equally worthy because I care for adults with learning disabilities that are deemed mild to severe The conditions of these adults include bi-polar disorder schizophrenia Alzheimer and challenging behavior Accordingly this experience has given me a passionate desire to assist people who are less advantaged in the United StatesMy next reason for wanting to pursue a graduate degree of Social Work is obvious in my inmate passion to see children fulfill their potential As a father of two kids my experiences with social institutions have had a greater influence on my life Furthermore I have been positively touch by the services rendered by my children social workers As an indirect recipient of social services in terms of infant medical insurance I am encouraged to study Social Work at the graduate level as a means of reciprocating those services that my children have are receiving Consequently this experience has transformed my kids into being
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