Connecting local responses around the world
What do we have in common?
Before we (Nemo-group: Noemí, Amir, Birgitta and Margot) made our first SALT-visit we talked about what we would have in common with the people we were going to meet.
For me that is a very important ‘exercise’, because it takes me out of my head and brings me into my heart and feelings.
I like to share my experience about using the exercise ‘What do I have in common with’ in my everyday…Continue
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Séance en pléniere après réflexion avec les jeunes de RUTEGAMA…Continue
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Though Beatrice hails from Namisindwa District in the Eastern Region of Uganda, she is working and living presently at Masaka, in Central Uganda. Beatrice is a social worker working for the older persons in the organization called: Support the Elderly Persons (STEP), Uganda.
Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on November 13, 2017 at 11:21pm — No Comments
'Why do we sit in a circle' was one of the first questions I was pondering and writing about after starting the SALT-course. In fact, there were more questions: 'How does hierarchy impact meetings?', 'How do rank differences show up in meetings?', 'What does a non-hierarchical setting means?', 'How do you create a non-hierarchical setting?', 'What will sitting in a circle do?'. These are my answers, based on my experiences in private and business situations.
When hierarchy is…Continue
Yesterday we did an exercise on story telling in a meeting with an informal network of former refugees that are building a future in the Netherlands. In fact, it is a loose network in the process of becoming a community, so we thought it would be a good idea to find a way where the members of this group get a chance to get to know each other better in a safe way, and also to get to know each other's strengths.
Recognising your own strengths, helps you climb mountains and overcome…Continue
In 2012, National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA)*, called a meeting of key stakeholders in Francistown. NACA said that the government has been trying to end HIV but it is going in circles and…Continue
The above words were spoken by Namara Arthur Araali, the founder and Director of Health Nest Uganda (HENU).
What follows is the story of an extraordinary man who has accomplished extraordinary things.
The story of Namara Arthur Araali, now 48, probably began with his childhood, more specifically…Continue
(newsletter co-created with participants of GLF)
Joram Tibasiimwa, the Chairman National Council for Older Persons
“You (delegates) must…Continue
Added by Marie Lamboray on October 30, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments
This is a story of older women who felt helpless and were looking for support from their own children as well as the government. Read what happened when there is a shift from this deficit-based attitude.
Transfer begin with ‘mindset change’ with ‘S’ of SALT during the stimulation process. People begin to think differently; A different Way of Thinking [WoT]. Evidence of this is obvious when members of communities engage in conversations of Are we human? What makes us Human?; Identifying strengths and sharing common concerns and hopes, leading to a common dream. Members of these communities are motivated by these engagements.
Added by Autry Haynes on October 29, 2017 at 11:18pm — No Comments
Cliquez sur ce lien pour mieux comprendre après deux mois de projet Régional confiance, les communautés ont décidé de prendre leur santé en main : …Continue
Added by Anne Mwende Ndolo on October 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As we are preparing our SALT visit, and exchanging inspiration on the Forum of the online SALT facilitator course, this poem came to mind:
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense."…
Jerome (Programme Officer, Help Age Tanzania) and Judith ( partner organization JB Geriatric and HIV centre)
HelpAge Tanzania has used SALT and community life competence process in 10 communities for older people and NCDs in Kibaha district since June 2016.
The project aimed to extend inter-generational health ageing project for NCDs to supplement government's efforts in regard to NCDs ie. hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma, and arthritis. Although the government…
Catherine Nyirinkindi lives on – the legacy of indiscriminating love
We are in 2017, on a beautiful October day in Bugonga, Entebbe, Uganda.
Betty, the chairperson of the community, starts telling us the history of the community and how they came together.
She speaks one name:…Continue
Story written during GLF 2017, a tribute to Bugonga community
Sohail Bawani, Pakistan
October 17, 2017 was the first day of our groups’ visit to Bugonga community. It was a disaster as we ruthlessly throw questions at the elderly people to document what they have been through during the lives and how HENU is helping them to revive. With much patience they gave us the time and energy to respond to…Continue
Greeting from Indonesia! Selamat Malam
Last few weeks ago Lau Rie, Sohan and Diego visited me and Dewi Rahmadania, in jakarta Indonesia. We were reconnected and involved at comfort discussion like we are just an old friends. I still amazing with the power of re-connection and SALT that hide nothing among people who just met. Wonderful.
The nest day, Dewi accompanied Lau, Sohan dan Diego visited east site of Jakarta. Need to know from Lau Rie, how was it.
In the same…Continue
16th October 2017…Continue