TASWO is a Professional and Non-Profit Organization of Social Workers legally registered by government in 1982, assigned a registration number SO. 6291. In accordance with Tanzania 2002 NGOs Act. TASWO reserves the Compliance Certificate as per the guidance of the NGOs Registrar.

About Taswo

TASWO has regional/zonal branches in Dar es salaam, Dodoma, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Mwanza, Mara, Morogoro, Shinyanga, Tanga, Mtwara Mbeya, Pemba and Zanzibar comprised of 350 members across Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. We also have about 400 member aspirants who periodically show interest.

Our story

• Advocate for the social work profession and social welfare interventions as a base for social well-being for individuals, families and communities.
• Strengthen and advance the growth of social work profession throughout the country.
• Oversee quality service provision and uphold social work values and ethics in all social activities
• Promote human rights and social justice, as well as social policies that help better ensure the wellbeing of all members of society, particularly vulnerable populations such as women, children, disabled persons, and the elderly.

(a) To advocate for development, planning and implementation of social welfare programs across the country.
(b)To enhance capacity of social Welfare Workers including all social welfare officers in provision of quality social welfare services.
(c) To strengthen the administrative capacity of Tanzania Social Workers Association (TASWO) leadership
(d) To promote social workers unity in addressing HIV/AIDS as a social challenge facing the country
(e) To review and set standards and policy guideline of the social work practice
(f) To raise public awareness on the role of social workers/social work


TASWO currently offers three membership categories:

Full Membership: open to individuals who have attended a minimal of advanced diploma in Social Work and above.

Associate Membership: open to individuals who have attended course leading to the award of certificate or diploma in social work or their equivalents.

 Associate membership is also open to institutions of higher learning in the field of social work and agencies engaged in promotion of social work activities.

Honorary Membership: may be granted to individuals of outstanding achievement in the field of social work.

Outreach Programmes

Implement outreach programmes, including but not limited to: visiting vulnerable groups and communities to conduct needs assessments, mobilize community members, and develop targeted interventions; conduct awareness raising activities on specific topics such as child labor, child welfare, and disaster management.

Membership Recruitment and Tracking Programs

  • Create recruitment zones spanning the country.
  • Identify and begin collaboration with social work-related Institutions in each zone.(TESWEP)
  • Already three Regional TASWO offices has been opened; Pemba, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. Engage students and practicing social workers in each zone, actively recruiting them as associates TASWO members.
  • Develop a database to better track and maintain contact with members and related institutions at the national level.

For more information contact

Executive Secretary Tanzania Association of Social Workers (TASWO)

Working hours

Monday- Thursday:8:00-18:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Friday - 8:00-14:00

We are here

Aroma House, Tabata Aroma
Phone:+255 713 401 735 or
+255 715 366 533/+255 783 461 759
Email: info@taswo.or.tz

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