March 2017 stories (25)

Regional Confidence Project Post-Ebola Epidemic

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 28.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 28.

Country: Guinea and…


Added by Marie Lamboray on March 31, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Communities Acting Together to Control HIV (CATCH) in 2016

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 16.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 16.



Added by Marie Lamboray on March 31, 2017 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Working as a community to ensure clean healthy and sustainable Maluku

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 32.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 32.


Support team: Maluku…


Added by Marie Lamboray on March 31, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments

La persévérance

Je m'étais engagé à former quelques enfants de la rue en couture tout en espérant à une commande qui m'avais été promise par une société de chez nous . Malheureusement cette société reste silencieuse et les enfants me traquent . Seul Dieu savait la confiance que j'avais gagné en ces enfants. J'étais inquiet et je me demandais comment recevoir ces enfants affamés sans même quelques chose à manger????

Tout à coup j'ai eu un plan B et je crois que ça va faire l'affaire ; j'ai fais appel à mes… Continue

Added by Musafiri Kizito Sebastien on March 31, 2017 at 2:16am — 3 Comments

F.E.A.R | Face Everything And Rise |

I have been a way for long and good to be back.

If you have been following the news, Nigeria has been trending in terms of suicide and kidnapping

In the past three weeks, more than 20 people have committed suicide and the number keeps increasing everyday. Nigerians are very strong people with so much energy to build resilience against any form of threat, but today we losing all that.

Causes of occurrence have ranged from Depression, Poverty, Retrenchment at work, Poor…


Added by ukeme okon on March 30, 2017 at 9:08pm — 3 Comments

Mon experience dans la facilitation SALT

En préparation de la visite SALT des jeunes de RUTEGAMA et GIHETA,nous n' en avions pas l'idée des jeunes que nous allions faciliter.

Avec la formation pyschohumaine qu'ils ont suivi de 3jours les uns de ces jeunes disent que ils ne peuvent rien faire sans une aide finaciere quelconques qu'ils ont des projets deja a faire mais c'etait une facon de refuser .

Added by Nathalie on March 30, 2017 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Promoting Youth Participation in Decision-Making

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 17-18.

Read the whole story in the report of Roots of Hope (in French), by…


Added by Marie Lamboray on March 30, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

Transfer of SALT in the International Association of Charities (AIC) Network

From the Constellation 2016 Report:

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 41.

In 2016, the SALT approach continued its way, step by…


Added by Marie Lamboray on March 30, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

Vilvoorde (B) invites Belcompetence/Constellation for second group facilitators training weekend.

This past weekend Veronique and I both facilitated the training weekend for a second group of community facilitators for the city of Vilvoorde.

The two days happened in a great learning and SALTy way. The participants of this small group were very eager to learn, to experience, to share and to brainstorm.

At one stage during the training weekend we asked the participants to go out on the streets and have SALT conversations with people on the streets about their dreams for…


Added by Jan Somers on March 27, 2017 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

Paroisses protestantes en Belgique

En 2015 j'ai proposé à une paroisse protestante de les accompagner dans l'élaboration d'un projet d'église en utilisant l'approche SALT.

Nous avons fait tout le processus au cours d'un WE avec un groupe de 5-8 personnes, et le tout a été présenté à une majorité des paroissiens et sympathisants qui nous ont rejoints pour la célébration du dimanche matin.

La paroisse a commencé à mettre en œuvre leurs actions mais tout s'est essoufflé suite à un accident, une grave maladie, etc.…


Added by Eric JEHIN on March 24, 2017 at 3:18am — 2 Comments

The mamas of Abomey are celebrating their success!

And the story continues...

The mamas (care workers) at the Orphanage St Enfant Jésus of Abomey (OSEJ) are celebrating. Grouping and taking action(meeting with their superior) to improve their working status has finally brought the results they wanted!

After a first negative response from their superior, she has finally accepted to subscribe the mamas in the social security! They will have official contracts and they will be able to benefit from medical…


Added by Carmen Indrani on March 23, 2017 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

Applying SALT in Inner city London

December 2016

In December I began a more formal application of SALT in the community I am working in. Up to now, I have been practising my communication techniques in how I interact with the wonderful residents on the urban inner city London estate on which I work. Our project is an informal, ABCD project where, a couple of days a week, we hang out at a borrowed social housing flat, inviting residents in for cups of tea and letting the ideas they naturally begin to speak…


Added by Priya Loomba on March 23, 2017 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Before the frog boils

March 1, 2017

Do we  Europeans behave like the legendary frog? You know the story: the frog was living in a pond whose water was heating so slowly that it noticed nothing until it died in boiling water. Is our fixation on “the economy” so strong that we pay no attention to the fate of fellow human beings? Are we so mesmerized by the current US excesses that we leave unnoticed the gradual abandonment of our own values? Not long ago, I was proud to belong to Europe, a beacon of human…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 17, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

When Dr Jean-Louis Lamboray was in Chennai.....

In the first week of March 2017, Dr Jean-Louis Lamboray (JL) arrived at Chennai on a 3-day visit in connection with the launch of his book, "What Makes Us Human".

His three days' stay was a packed schedule for JL as he had interactive sessions with South India Aids Action Programme (SIAAP) staff, the students of the reputed Women's Christian College (WCC) and then the scheduled book launch.

My meeting up with JL again after I first met him at the Global Learning Festival (GLF)…


Added by Susan Koshy on March 17, 2017 at 10:53am — 5 Comments

Le SALT me permet de vivre positivement,

Il y a plus de 18 mois que je vis loin de ma famille, mes amis ainsi que de mon mari pour des raisons professionnelles. Les autres collègues, se demandent comment puis-je vivre et tenir si longtemps sans mon mari et dans un environnement très incertain? La réponse à cette question est très simple et facile; je leur ai juste répondu que je vis le SALT. En bref, j’applique les principes SALT dans ma vie et j’ai opté de voir plus le positif dans ce que je fais. L’unique force et source de ma…


Added by DIALUNDUA JUDITH on March 15, 2017 at 2:56pm — 4 Comments

Harmonisation of the Conduct of Community Dialogues on Essential Family Practices in Madagascar

From the Constellation 2016 Report:

Training on SALT Community Dialogue

Since October 2015, the Ministry of Communication and Relations with Institutions (MCRI) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports with the support of UNICEF C4D have begun a process of critical reflection on the harmonisation of approaches to Community Dialogue applied in Madagascar. They contracted the international NGO, The Constellation, to carry out these reflections and develop a harmonised…


Added by Marie Lamboray on March 10, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

We may have the answer, but we don’t have the solution ; only communities have.

Karachi, Pakistan. (Texte en français à la fin).

On the invitation of the Indus Hospital in Karachi, Claire Campbell and Luc Barrière-C have been running the first training of Community Facilitators in Pakistan from the 27th February to the 3rd of March in Karachi.

It has been a pleasure to meet young committed people who are all, in one way or…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on March 9, 2017 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Life after SALT

I find myself reflecting on the experiences I have shared over the years since being exposed to the SALT approach. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened had I not been exposed to the approach. I remember Usa and Gaston who introduced us to the approach, they were fantastic. The workshop was different, not the regular workshop that I was accustomed to, there was something exciting in the air. I was made to reflect on who I was as a human. It was a weird question "why are you human?"…


Added by Michael Mc Garrell on March 8, 2017 at 12:01am — 4 Comments

Y usted, usted está "en"? Juntos por el sueño de la Constelación!

"¿Es posible imaginar un [...] mundo donde los individuos y las comunidades reconozcan, respeten su humanidad común y vivan plenamente su capacidad de contribuir a la sociedad en su conjunto?

Muchos de nosotros, somos participantes en esta plataforma virtual de Constellation. Sentimos que estamos contribuyendo a crear ese mundo. Lo hacemos a nuestra manera, con nuestros…


Added by Loli Rey on March 7, 2017 at 9:27pm — No Comments

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