Social Workers are committed to increasing scientific and professional knowledge of behavior and people's understanding of themselves and others and to the use of such knowledge to improve the condition of individuals, organizations, and society. Psychologists respect and protect civil and human rights and the central importance of freedom of inquiry and expression in research, teaching, and publication. They strive to help the public in developing informed judgments and choices concerning human behavior.

Charles Mbugua has been awarded Ksh25 million for his contribution to social work over the years in a local and global capacity.  The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Secretary-General Rory Truell, who awarded Mbugua, acknowledged his advocacy for equality for persons with disability and women's rights. Mbugua has served as the social work representative to UN-Habitat based in Nairobi for many years.