April 2010 stories (20)

IIRR/CORDAID Support visit to Ethiopia Partners

The Constellation has the privilege of partnership with IIRR/CORDAID partners in Ethiopia. The focus is on integrating AIDS Competence with their community managed disaster risk reduction process. We are in the midst of the first follow-up visit, following an exposure visit to Kenya and an initial training workshop in 2009.

The first week was spent in Borana, hosted by SOS. SOS works with pastoral communities and here are some reflections from that visit:

'when…

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Added by April Foster on April 27, 2010 at 9:50am — 4 Comments

Re HIV/AIDS+PEER PRESSURE

I have been pondering on this issue for a very long time.

When i was in high school, i attended a boarding school were the student were so rough and rude.

The school had lots of bushes around and sometime the student were found in this bush. The principal always punish people found in this kind of place because it was out of bound, but the student always go there either to smoke, gamble or have sex.

I had four friends who we were so close to me and we respected each others value,… Continue

Added by ukeme okon on April 26, 2010 at 8:24pm — 4 Comments

Book Writing (Kindly Make Your Contribution)

My organisation is coming up with a manual to help people in the local community during their facilitation process.

The reason why we dicided to come up with this manual is because we discover that after executing some of our activity, the people cannot transfer the lesson learnt to other people around them.

The impact is not really felt, we decided to come up with a manual to help them build their capacity the more.

We are writting on the following

1.… Continue

Added by ukeme okon on April 26, 2010 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

Book Writing

My organisation is coming up with a manual to help people in the local community during their facilitation process.

The reason why we want up with this manual is because we discover that after executing some of our activity, the people cannot transfer the lesson learnt to other people around them.

The impact is not really felt, we decided to come up with a manual to help them build their capacity the more.

We are writting on the following

1. Documentation/Measurement

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Added by ukeme okon on April 26, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments

SALT visits; the usual way and the SALT way

I would like to share with you a story that comes from Luc Barrière-Constantin about SALT visits. It helps me to be very clear about the difference between my 'usual' way of doing things and the possibility of doing different. Luc is a founding member of the Constellation and currently works for UNAIDS in Tanzania.


In his story he compares two visits that he made to the Karyako Health Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. In his first visit that he made in 1994, he came as an expert…
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Added by Phil on April 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Community Action for PLHA

I would like to share a community action to reduce the stigma and Discrimination in Andhra Pradesh. Non Governmental Organisations, Government, Donor Agencies were succeeding to address…

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Added by Abraham Mutluri on April 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

PEER PRESURE+HIV/AIDS

Unsafe sex is the leading cause of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection globally. Young people under the age of 25 are estimated to account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide, with an average of two young persons being infected every hour of every day. HIV/ AIDS is rapidly spreading and has cost millions of lives and billions of dollars to humanity. Studies have shown that despite biological factors like sexual relationships, drug injection, blood transfusion, there are some… Continue

Added by ukeme okon on April 23, 2010 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

The power of appreciation in SALT

How do we know that appreciating strengths works? Well, I know. I am absolutely clear of its power. Here is how I know.
I have told this story twice within the Constellation and on each occasion I have felt a little embarrassed and uncomfortable. But what happened was for me so powerful and changed what I do that I thought I would share it here.
My wife was a governor at our local secondary school. It is quite a large school with about 1,400 pupils. Well, as sometimes happens, there was…
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Added by Phil on April 18, 2010 at 1:05am — 7 Comments

THE CURE TO PERFECTION IS WHEN YOU KNOW THE PROBLEM

Never to be over-emphasized. Its common knowledge now that knowledge is power. This has been achieved over the century through different medium but not always with a human touch. Denying that we have many problems amongst us is self suicidal and negligence at its best.



A child of six years will not understand what a problem (what is wrong) till one tells him so, the first time he makes a mistake, he can be pardoned but doing it for the second time will…
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Added by Emmanuel Mwale on April 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

What are our day-to-day working principles?

Dear friends, we all have these moments in our day-to-day work where we think: "what option should I choose here? What is more important? Am I crossing a line by doing this?"


Well, recently we developed with the Constellation Support Team (CST) some principles for action that can help us in…
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Added by Gaston on April 13, 2010 at 7:52pm — 3 Comments

Touching story of a woman who was on the verge of a suicide

(Yet another story from Uncle Houlai, a village headmaster from Molvum village in Northeast India. A strong ACP advocate he has taken the approach far and wide to several villages. Uncle Houlai gave me a sheet of paper in which he had written this story. Please can you post it for me, he said. I promise to post the stories myself once I get a computer. So here is Uncle Houlai narrating his story.)



There is a…
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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 11, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Publication on Knowledge FAN

Dear All,
Greetings!


I returned a few weeks ago from Manipur after the first-of-its-kind youth and community festival was conducted in Manipur as part of the Knowledge FAN project in the north east.
The festival was attended by 300+ youth and communities from over 30 organisations across the two states. Key stakeholders including Dr. K. Pramodkumar, Project Director Manipur State AIDS Control Society, Mr. Ng. Nongyai, Honourable Member,…
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Added by Ash Pachauri on April 11, 2010 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

More on SALT and appreciating strengths

I want to describe a way that I use to appreciate strengths. It helps me. Perhaps it can help others.
In a previous blog, I described how I came to understand one element of SALT as the idea that I needed to learn from an engagement with a community.
Before I start I would like to explain a little about my attitude toward knowledge. In a world that values knowledge perhaps this explanation will cause some surprise. I do not value knowledge highly. It takes time and effort to…
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Added by Phil on April 9, 2010 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

How ACP changed the thinking of village headman

(This story is a contribution of Uncle Houlai from Northeast India, produced verbatim to ensure flavour of the story is not lost. Uncle Houlai, a headmaster by profession is a member of the village facilitation team. He has been involved in home visits and seen how these visits have opened doors to greater dialogue and hence, a tremendous change in the thinking and mindset of the community members.)… Continue

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 9, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

The diamonds we found in the Congo

Gaston and I spent two months with RDCCompétence, the national facilitation team in DR-Congo. Our Congolese friends are incredible facilitators, managers…

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Added by Laurence Gilliot on April 7, 2010 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

How ACP united a village to respond to its concerns

Viphoma is a little village perched on a hill top in Nagaland, Northeastern India. It has 80 households with a population of almost 800. The 17th generation of the village is presently making a living out of the land of the village. Like all other villages of Nagaland leaders are democratically selected, not elected. Very few government schemes reach the village because of remoteness and bad road connectivity.



The ACP team from Kekhrie Foundation visit to the village was a dream come… Continue

Added by Joyceangami on April 7, 2010 at 9:49pm — 5 Comments

AIDS Orphans are leaving their own villages

Due to AIDS, children are becoming AIDS Orphans. They lost one or both parents due to AIDS and facing many problems in their homes, villages, from the family members, neighbors, relatives and other community members. As we know the major issue is Stigma and Discrimination.…

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Added by Abraham Mutluri on April 5, 2010 at 2:46pm — 4 Comments

SALT and learning

The L is SALT is for Learning. For me, this part of the acronym had the most immediate and powerful impact on how I did things.


I first heard about SALT when I visited Ian and Alison Campbell at the Salvation Army Headquarters in London in (I think) February 2004. I had heard a lot about Ian and Alison before the visit, but that did little to prepare me for the flood of ideas and energy that I encountered that afternoon. It took me a long time to take in all of them. But…
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Added by Phil on April 2, 2010 at 6:59pm — 10 Comments

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