Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

The Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is a three-year partnership with Vietnamese Institutions to enhance social work education in Vietnam. The initiative will develop and implement undergraduate social work and policies and practice for social work faculty and administrators.

Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

Through this $2.5 million project, USAID, San Jose State University, and Cisco Systems are collaborating with top universities in Vietnam to strengthen Vietnam’s higher education social work programs to deliver quality education and prepare trained, job-ready, social workers. Following the Ministry of Education and Training's recognition of social work as a profession in 2004, there are now more than 40 universities and colleges providing undergraduate social work training in the country, with more than 2,500 graduates. The program aims to develop systems to strengthen higher education management and administration, devise processes to enhance faculty development opportunities and programs, and develop and employ relevant curriculum adaptable to the changing knowledge and needs of the field. Together with private-sector partner Cisco, the program will create a 21st century model for higher education content and use of technology networks to improve teaching and leadership skills and strengthen collaboration.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • San Jose State University

    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor's and master's degrees in 134 areas of study. Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where...

  • Cisco Systems

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet...

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Key Information

LocationViet Nam, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 5.38 Million