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Institute of Social Work

Mr. Deodati Felix Babili holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Sociology from the University of Bristol in the U.K. and Advanced Diploma in Social Work from the Institute of Social Work (ISW) Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. He is a consultant and professional facilitator of social welfare services and basic techniques in child, youth and family guidance & counseling. Currently, he is a lecturer in Social Work and Mental Health as well as Social Protection at the Institute of Social Work (ISW) in Dares-Salaam, Tanzania. He has more than twenty (20) years career experience with the national and international community development-support programmes in diverse populations in Tanzania. Also, he has participated in various research projects; particularly in Karagwe District [with the Help Age International & London School of Tropical Hygiene]; in Lindi and Mtwara regions {RIPS Programme & Scanagri Oy]; on child labour eradication project in Morogoro and Tanga regions [ILO and ATE]; and on child protection survey in Magu and Temeke Districts [UNICEF].
Deo Babili is presently a research member of ISW-based Research Team working for a project entitled Exploring the reproductive health knowledge among higher learning students: A case of the Institute of Social Work, Dar-es-Salaam. In addition, he is pioneering on parenting skills and child protection training programmes with local stakeholders in Mwanza, Dar-es-Salaam, Arusha regions and Zanzibar Island. Besides, he is pursuing his PhD in Sociology at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).
He is working on a three-article study on community work with self-employed youths (boda-boda), Youth in higher learning institutions and mental health problems in cities and Psycho-social support for parents and school-authorities in guiding difficult children in schools. Babili has a devoted study interest in Human diversity and population at-risks, African ethnicity and multiculturalism, Mass media and global violence, Sociology of crime (Criminology), Juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, Social protection for the ‘unrecognized’ active labour populations, Social work and mental health; Child and youth development, Community work with youth and families from diverse populations, Social welfare support systems and Evidence based informed practice (EBP) in the social work profession.