Connecting local responses around the world
Evangeline** is now 70 years old, and still works in a voluntary capacity for a non-profit organisation in one of South Africa's biggest informal settlements.
She has much to be proud of. In 2002, Evangeline - in her sixties - was the first student to pass Fair Share's Certificate in Economic Development (CED) course with distinction. Prior to that, she says the "University of the Community" was her learning institution.
In 2002, Evangeline reached a…Continue
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Linda van Meygaarden shared her experience with School based facilitators. Reneiliwe ,one of the facilitators from Luckau village in Limpopo assisted the schools to link up with the community as part of the Caring Schools Programme. She is one of the local community members that responded to an advertisement and was trained
in the necessary skills to become accredited youth and child care…
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Nontobeko Sithole, Coordinator for Pastoral Care Unit-Catholic Institute of Education shared her experience on how the passionate have influenced change in their community.
The Passionate is a group of high school children from St Paul’s High School that was formed at the beginning of…Continue
KALALAYATHULLIKAL: VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS IN CAMPUSES…Continue
Pozisa (Pozi) Matoti has been the Centre Manager since December 2005. Initially, training and working as a social worker, Pozi worked as a radio announcer for a while before returning to social work, and finding her way to the Fikelela Children's Home in Khayelitsha - a huge and densely pupulated township on the outskirts of Cape Town, with the highest HIV rate in the Wester Cape of South Africa.
At any given time, roughly 60% of the children are HIV+, having been placed at…Continue
Fikelela Children's Centre aims to restore sick children back to health, and then place them in suitable, trained foster care in the community, with ongoing support and monitoring. Says Fikelela Coordinator Reverend Rachel Mash: "Love is the greatest gift you can give a child, particularly a child that has been traumatised by beavement, neglect or hurt. The difference in the health of the children when they come into an environment where they are loved and cared for and supported…Continue
Sanja Bornmann, Programme Officer for ACESS, shares a
personal reflection about her motivation to defend human rights.
This is a story about conducting our work in accordance with the values of respect for the human dignity of all those around us, and connecting with people on a personal…Continue
ACESS Executive Director, Kevin Rousell, shares a source of organisational pride: ACESS' ability to interact with policy dialogue to advance children's rights in South Africa:
The policy space in South Africa has been opened to allow for people-driven reforms to undo the legacy of apartheid.
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It is 9am. I am sitting in a mini-van heading towards Doi Saket, a district in northern Thailand. Twelve members of ThaiCompetence are excitedly chatting and joking together in the back of the van. For three days, our Thai friends are meeting to share what they have learned in the last three years when applying the SALT approach into their organizations. In the beginning they didn’t know each other. Now, they are good friends…Continue
SPANDANAM – COMBATING HIV/AIDS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT…Continue
Last week I did SALT Visit, even alone, to an NGO working at ARH issues. They used to be work by using BCI approaach and agree to combine SALT's way of workimg and thinking along with their outreach activities. The six members of NGO and me did exploration of individual and groups' strengths, buidling dream, initial self-assesment and plan of action. The visit then run smoothly until I were start writing and documenting my learning at the SALT visit.
Ooooops I learned nothing.…Continue
Enhancing meaningful participation of the community in project design…Continue
ADVOCACY OF ADOLESCENT EDUCATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Servants of the People Society is social welfare organization devoted to the cause of social upliftment and awareness. Through a wide net work of our branches all over India…
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PLEASE PASS ME THE S.A.L.T.
Coming back from my usual morning jog and looking…Continue