June 2010 stories (28)

70-year old Evangeline champions Local Response: Fair Share builds confidence

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…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

You want to stimulate inclusion in your community?

Dear friends,

Do you want to stimulate…

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Added by Laurence Gilliot on June 29, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

School based facilitators – making a difference in children’s Lives.

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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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on June 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Passionate Children’s mobilise their strengths for change in Luckau Village.

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…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on June 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

KALALAYATHULLIKAL: VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS IN CAMPUSES

KALALAYATHULLIKAL: VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS IN CAMPUSES…

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Added by BPDU on June 28, 2010 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

More than just medicine: Fikelela reconnects a son with his mother

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…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 9:25pm — 3 Comments

What every child needs...

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…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Money doesn't determine value: ACESS respects people because they are worth it.

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…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

Influencing Child Policy in South Africa: ACESS is heard!

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.

ACESS has…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Update from India Competence: June

India Competence is a network of organisations with a strong belief in community strengths and committed to the spread of AIDS Competence Process.The network is characterised by a non-hierarchical structure with a yearly rotating host organization starting with SIAAP and aims to (i) go to scale with the approach, (ii) adapt it to help communities respond to their key issues, (iii) coordinate the facilitation of local responses nationally, and (iv)… Continue

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 23, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Volunteers of Papong, like Aunty Paa, give because it makes them happy

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…

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Added by Laurence Gilliot on June 22, 2010 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

SPANDANAM – COMBATING HIV/AIDS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT

SPANDANAM – COMBATING HIV/AIDS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT…

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Added by BPDU on June 21, 2010 at 11:04am — 4 Comments

Oooops...I Lost It!!

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.…

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Added by wiwin winarni on June 18, 2010 at 9:43am — 5 Comments

Chikankata is home of home based care - a response from zambia

Hi collegues,

My names are Gift munkombwe ,male age 37 yrs, working for the salvation army chikankata hospital and CHAZ as AIDS Field Coordinator for community based programs and am currently the Acting as- Manager community health development and research department.
chikankata is home of home based…
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Added by Gift Munkombwe on June 15, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

An effort to enhance meaningful participation of the community in project design



Enhancing meaningful participation of the community in project design…

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Added by Anupam Das on June 15, 2010 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

ADVOCACY OF ADOLESCENT EDUCATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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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Added by Avnish on June 14, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

PLEASE PASS THE S.A.L.T.

PLEASE PASS ME THE S.A.L.T.

Coming back from my usual morning jog and looking…

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Added by Elvis Simamvwa on June 14, 2010 at 2:52pm — 13 Comments

Thanks to my little fellow...

My friend from SMP Manonjaya ( a junior high school) reminded me that the way we response to learning process is really the peak of our personal saltiness. It’s not a matter of being facilitator facilitating ACP/ARH Competence process, but…
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Added by wiwin winarni on June 14, 2010 at 11:04am — 5 Comments

Mobilization Resources

Well-shared community members start to initiate access resources to support other community members include at ARH competence (fathers and mothers groups start using other grant resource-PNMP…
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Added by wiwin winarni on June 14, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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