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"Maxine‏ @max_y_mum 19h19 hours ago Replying to @TheConstellati1 @geoffparcell and Community is a place or group where people have something in common, it can be a community of interest or a geographical community."
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"Nadine UNAIDS‏ @Nadine_Schuepp 48 @TheConstellati1 - so many ways to define community, best to ask the people in question: do you belong to a community and if yes, which one? My community would be defined by a shared vision, you might know…"
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Rituu B. Nanda
Share facilitator,The Constellation & Evaluation Facilitator at Institute of Social Studies Trust
About Me:
Am still asking the question -who am I?
I love SALT but practice is difficult.
I want to explore the connection between SALT and spirituality.

My professional interests are facilitating community conversations and action, participatory action research, participatory evaluation, gender and equity issues; complexity and systems thinking; Public health is the sector I have worked mostly in.
My dream:
I have these dreams,the closer I get to them in this life time, I would have achieved my life purpose:
-Be non-judgemental
-Have no expectations from anyone as they are cause of misery
-to be selfless in whatever I do. If I help I do no expect anything in return, if I care I have no selfish motive. Otherwise its business.
-to connect as a human being with others
-to be appreciative
-to be a deep and compassionate listener and also listen to my inner voice
My concern:
How can I think & behave in a positive manner when I encounter negativity
How can I not complain when I am in difficulty but embrace every situation as an experience
I'm proud of:
coordinating the Global Learning Festival in Chennai, my dream come true:-)
What I think of Community Life Competence:
Helps me in my spiritual journey; its the purpose of my existence. Have I come home?
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What do I want to do to spread Community Life Competence?
Facilitate Community Life Competence in my community, Launch a facilitation team, Join a facilitation team, Share about Community Life Competence with potential partners; friends; colleagues, I want to apply SALT in my own life (S: Stimulate; Support; A: Appreciate; L: Listen; Learn; Link; T: Transfer; Team), I want to share my experience on my blog in Ning
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Rehabilitation programme centred around residents of rehab centre

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Vanessa Moorghen, Mauritius shared this experience with me during the Global Learning Festival in 2016

I work with Chrysalide, a rehabilitation centre for women who use drugs and alcohol.

From the beginning of Chrysalide in 2004 we structured the centre in a way that a person coming for admission should start her therapy the day after joining. This means that the new resident has to immediately take on the responsibilities at the centre including therapy, participating…


Self-assessment triggers conversation on gender roles

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

Let's go to Northeastern part of my country, India. A remote, beautiful village with paddy fields, surrounded by hills- Tinkonia Part one, Bongaigaon, Assam. This is the location of my story where we are working on immunization.

For the past three months our CNES team has been doing home visits in this community. On 5th June, we gathered different sub-groups in the community to discuss what is their dream for healthy children in the village.

Then next day on 6th June about 40…


Ilkley community response to learning disability- "Sowing the seeds, then let them flower"

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Local response- in the Constellation we define a local response (am citing Philip Forth from our blended learning programme)- A community can take action to deal with a challenge that it faces. These actions form a 'Local Response'. They contrast with a solution imposed on a community by experts from outside the community.Last week, Phil took us for a SALT visit in his town Ilkely. Here is what I observed on the local response. 

15th May 2017…Rainy morning…


Leader should be like an inverted pyramid who holds the space for the team to thrive

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

This blog describes what the visiting team learned from SALT visit to appreciate SAATHI community centre of Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi and the response of the host community to the SALT visit. Blog has been jointly compiled with Markus and Amita and inputs from Sudipta and Ragini. There is a short After Experience Reflection by the SALT team.…


Our collective harvest

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

10 am on 31st March..Insitute of Social Studies Trust office, Delhi

About 20 of us from different backgrounds and profiles ( medical doctors, researchers, evaluators, managers, implementing agency staff, librariarn, accountant, private sector consultant, development sector consultant, etc!) met  for Jean Louis Lamboray’s book presentation. This was followed by some deep discussions. Here is what we harvested together. I have the privilege to post it. …


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At 8:14am on November 12, 2017, Akhilesh Kumar Terwari said…

It is experienced that children and adolescent girls can provide unbiased feedback and raised the issues affecting them, their families, schools and wider community-if equipped with skills, opportunities and platforms for participation. We are building skills of children and adolescent girls for up streaming their issues through writing their stories, participating in community level participatory planning on their needs, communicating with service providers, influencing gendered and development oriented behaviors. Oracle under its CSR initiatives is supporting us for empowering adolescent girls in sphere of integrated  community development in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. We would like to associate with you to share and enhance journalistic skills of children and adolescent girls for their sustainable empowerment. 

At 1:08pm on October 23, 2017, Anne Mwende Ndolo said…

HHave used SALT in my studies especially when doing our project work this has helped us to complete our project faster and incorporated everyone's point of view. This has helped all members to own the work done by the group as their own and justify information given by the members like it was their original idea.

At 12:02pm on July 25, 2017, C R Jayasankar said…

I know only a very few things on the work being done by you all. would like to know more and participate in one or two events you are organizing. would like to discuss about the tools and tips on health education and health related training programs. Congrats for your committed and concerted work.

At 10:03pm on July 10, 2017, Peter J. Bury said…

Everything it it's own time... ;-)

At 10:02pm on July 10, 2017, Peter J. Bury said…

Thank you for your welcome Rituu!

At 1:00am on June 21, 2017, Glenn O'Neil said…

thanks Rituu - I think "real" in that there is quite some lip service on what is local community action as organisations don't want to let go...

At 8:44pm on June 19, 2017, Yumilah Govinden said…

Hello Rituu:-)  An autodidact artist is someone who is self taught and did not learn art from any school. 

At 8:47pm on February 20, 2017, Musafiri Kizito Sebastien said…
Merci vraiment pourtout ce que vous faites!!!!
At 8:21pm on February 8, 2017, Ashok O Rao said…

Thanks Rituu, took time selecting which one would look nice.

At 11:43pm on January 30, 2017, Simone Reeves said…

Thank you for welcome!


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