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Support GISW International Scholarship 


Vision & Mission
The vision of The Global Institute of Social Work (GISW) is to deliver quality social work training wherever in the world it is needed the most. Our goal is to provide readily available, cost-effective, and culturally appropriate training in various fields of social work.

GISW is a non-profit organization committed to bringing quality training in social work to those seeking training or professional development in the field.


What is GISW International Scholarship?

This is a special scholarship set up to develop culturally attuned training material in social work for those who need it most. The Scholarship funds selected awardees for the development of useful courses that will benefit social workers all over the world. 


A portion of the Funds is also geared towards payment for training and membership of specific for organisations as well as individuals who is in need of sponsorship.


To contribute to the Scholarship:

Contribution to this designated Fund can be made to: Global Institute of Social Work: “Global Institute of Social Work Limited”, Swift Code UOVBSGSG, United Overseas Bank US Dollar Account Number: 3479042916 and UOB Singapore Dollar Account Number: 3473043481.


Support for GISW through the Friends Programme can be made online:

You may also contribute directly by developing and presenting an online course to GISW.


To apply for the Scholarship:

Application is now open


The application for Scholarship must be accompanied by a course proposal and if possible a 5 minutes video on the content coverage and importance of the issue presented:

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Painting 1
Painting 2
Painting 3


Fund Raising for GISW Scholarships

You can support GISW by bidding for the Special Paintings or joining as a Friend or Volunteer as well as contributing to its financial capacity.


About the Artist:
Mr Ng, Shuilai, MBE, JP, MSW (University of Pittsburgh) is retired Chief Executive of Hong Kong Christian Service, a major social services NGO in Hong Kong. He was Vice President, IFSW (AP) and a social work faculty at Tunghai University, Taiwan. He was a part time lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He started to learn painting before retirement. Shuilai has been most generous in donating three of his paintings to GISW.


Painting 1 
Description: Lake Ad Excellentiam (framed), Oil on canvas 2016 45x59

The lake is at Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The University started social work training programs since 1956.


Painting 2
Description:  Fenniaolin Cove, Oil on canvas 2019, 60x39
A few years ago visit a best friend, a veteran social worker in Taiwan. After gone through a series of treatments she went to stay at eastern Taiwan for recuperate. We enjoyed many good time together.


Painting 3
Description: Street of Singapore, Oil on canvas, 2012, 40x50
I love to visit Singapore. It is a colourful city with rich culture from the East and West.


Make a Bid for the Online Auction:
If you are interested in making a bid for the paintings visit:

Donations to GISW:
Bank account for the Global Institute of Social Work Limited: Swift Code UOVBSGSG
United Overseas Bank US Dollar Account Number: 3479042916 
UOB Singapore Account Number: 3473043481.
All checks should be written to "GISW" and mailed to 5B Muswell Hill, Singapore 358431

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