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Are we smart, safe, stupid….mad?????

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Are we smart, safe, stupid….mad?????Thirty years’ experience of HIV and I am hearing and reading the same old insincere language; the same old clichés by the same old top down approach method,…Continue


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Anderson Figaro
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About Me:
i am the founder and visionary of "the Voice Of One-Overcomers Club.

The creator of the program, "Choice, Not Chance, Determines Destiny". Have be working in the field for over 10 years.
My dream:
To see a better social environment for all persons, especially persons challenged with HIV.
My concern:
The lack of genuine networking for the benefit of the challenge person(s)
I'm proud of:
of being a truly independent man, because i fully understand the importance of interdependence;
What I think of Community Life Competence:
a timely opportunity/platform to join forces with.
What do I want to do to spread Community Life Competence?
Facilitate Community Life Competence in my community, Launch a facilitation team
The small secretariat of the Constellation also needs help. Do you want to help? I want to:
Develop blended learning, Share Community Life Competence with potential partners, online facilitation

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Are we smart, safe, stupid….mad?????

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 6:10am 2 Comments

Are we smart, safe, stupid….mad?????

Thirty years’ experience of HIV and I am hearing and reading the same old insincere language; the same old clichés by the same old top down approach method, sprinkled with the very few HIV positive tokens.  Are we smart, safe stupid or what?

For thirty years the population has been hearing about the modes of transmission, the vulnerability factors that fuel the continued spread of HIV and for thirty years the majority of the…


Children say the saltiest things!

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 7:27pm 1 Comment


I will start this article by first defining SALT; as defined by “Heinemann English Dictionary”; a white compound, sodium chloride (formula NaCL), widely used to flavor and preserve food;…informally “experience” can make one salty.

As a verb we add salt in order to season or preserve food; informally it can be introduced to give a false impression of “value”.

My recent learning experience with youths in “camp blossom” (an opportunity to practice…


Amazing S.A.L.T.

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 7:52am 3 Comments

My experience thus far facilitating S.A.L.T.

Presently I am supporting/stimulating, appreciating, listening, learning and transferring with 29 youths all under 17, the youngest being 12…it is truly amazing to see cold, defensive youths who were severely abused, truly open up when they are asked about their dreams,, hopes, concerns…empathetic listening truly breaks down barriers.

There was this particular beautiful girl child who did not want to speak to me in the…


Disciples of SALT

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:24pm 1 Comment

Disciples of SALT

The skill or art of communication is a two edged sword; similar is the skill or art of empathetic listening; however they are important elements for the SALT agent.  If your life, however is not grounded or rather built on the foundation of universal principles that stimulates and facilitates a win/win solution to our many societal and developmental challenges, such as HIV/AIDS all you would be as an agent in the response is just another mercenary, looking out for…


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At 12:04am on August 7, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

A very happy birthday!

At 12:20am on September 9, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…
A warm welcome to the Community Action Day group, Anderson!
At 2:51pm on July 8, 2011, Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique said…

Dear Anderson,

Good to see here. You were quick to join. I like that.

Like you, I am also passionate about the ACP approach. Your reflections on "Are we human?" is heart warming.

Hope to see you share your thoughts, so that we can continue the discussions, and take forward the T&T response beyond and long after the workshop.

Best regards,


At 6:41pm on July 5, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Hi Anderson,


Please see this blog on the learning event in Trinidad.


Warm regards,

At 7:47am on July 2, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Anderson,


Welcome to Community Life Competence!


Could you add your picture as it adds a human touch to your profile? (go to 'settings' then 'upload photo')


Connect with members: We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to communicate with friends in all parts of the world. Under the Tab with Members you can find people to connect with and members who share similar interest.


Post your experience: You can share your experiences with local responses and the competence process through putting up a blog. To post a blog, first sign in, then go to top of the page and click on the blue button ‘Blogs’ and click on ‘+ Add a Blog Post’. You can also comment on blogs posted by other members.


Discussion Forum: Our FORUM is the place where we learn together. If you want to discuss an element of the Competence process, or other issues related to local responses, please contribute to the forum. To participate in an ongoing discussion, sign in, go to the top of the page, click on the blue button ‘FORUM’ and then click on topic of the discussion you are interested in. In the FORUM you have an option to start a discussion on a topic of your interest.


Again, we are very happy to have your voice on Community Life Competence and look forward to your contributions. You will find some suggestions and rules of play under the ‘help’ tab. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance. If you have want support contact laurence[@] To know more about the Community Life Competence approach, please visit


Warm regards,



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