Stories about Response (1,894)

Loslaten, in veiligheid/Letting go, in safety

Het is een hele omschakeling van de Syrische stad Damascus, via het levendige Bangkok, naar het dorpje Joure op het Friese platteland in Noord-Nederland. Kinana heeft zich voorgenomen om tijdens deze reis van elke fase in haar leven een leerervaring te maken. Een mogelijkheid om nieuwe dingen te ontdekken en te groeien als mens. Nu dat ze haar eigen gezin met vier prachtige kinderen op de rails heeft, staat voor Kinana vast dat ze wil bijdragen aan het geluk van anderen, “vanuit mijn…

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Added by Marlou on May 17, 2018 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Together, our dreams comes true

Twelve participants and three facilitators went on a SALT journey 18-20 April 2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. These participants were employees of the organisation Vluchtelingenwerk, an organisation that guides refugees who just acquired their dutch status throughout their integration. The main focus of the SALT training was then also how to enable empowerment within groups.

While identifying the strengths in the room we got to know who we are…

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Added by Loïs Hutubessy on May 9, 2018 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

My Experiece at ASSAM KNOWLEDGE FAIR with The Assam SALT Team working with Immunization and other Issues.

The ASHA's despite of a mere incentive from their activities, the enthusiasm and and dedication in bringing the concept of SALT in the community with other issue other  than immuzation is really wonderful. 
The involvement of health departments including the Block Community Mobilizer and District Community Mobilizer in the Knowledge Fair will give a positive impact on SALT process in the next phase of the project. Which will…
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Added by Joma on May 4, 2018 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Botswana encourages communities to take the lead in HIV response

(I had the privilege to talk to Gloria, Acting chief information, Education and Communication and Chanana, information, Education and Communication both from National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Botswana Government. Here is a note from our conversation. It was held in Entebbe October 2017. Kudos to NACA and Botswana Government have recognised the critical role of communities for an effective response to HIV and have taken a bottoms up, strength-based…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 3, 2018 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Maggie goes with the streams, all around

Maggie had a dream for Green and Happy islands in Maluku. She lived that dream.

She took her role in contributing small doable actions towards the dream very serious and that made her a great human being.

To a question what ‘animal’ she would be if she was an animal she responded: “A…

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Added by Marlou on April 23, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

One Step at a Time

Take a minute and imagine what does your abundance look like?

Last year I met Mon - a Thai man whose smile makes the world a little better. At least my world. I find words often redundant or constraining when a real connection is in the air. Well, I had the right mindset, because me and Mon did not share a…

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Added by Anu Sieberk on April 14, 2018 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

We have to trust the targeted community

When we start working with the community, we need to go with the mindset that they know better about their situation, environment and issues then me.

We outsiders think that we are educated, we have enough experience, we are perfect and we have the solutions. But the thing is different . Community has their own practical experiences, they have faced the problem and at some extent they have also tried to overcome the problems. They have practical approach rather than…

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Added by M. D. Shakil Anwar on April 13, 2018 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Professor John Rwomushana

When did we meet for the first time, I am not sure. Was it in 1998, when we discussed the impact of HIV on Health Reforms? It does not matter, as I feel that we know each other since and for eternity.

Professor John Rwomushana was instrumental in the development and the validation of the concept of local response to HIV.  UNAIDS knew since 1998 that people in Phayao had stopped the spread of HIV because they had taken ownership of the challenge through collective discussion,…

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Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on April 10, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

CLCP in our start-up team

Dear all, 

Together with our team of 8 people, we applied CLCP to ourselves a couple of weeks ago. It was refreshing, insightful and created real enthusiasm and commitment in our team members. 

Here the collection of dreams and the practices. Enjoy! …

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Added by Gaston on March 22, 2018 at 4:16pm — 5 Comments

No cuidado ao proximo, ha liccoes por partilhar- Mocambique, 10 anos depois do Competenc of Life .

Mocambique, Pais Africano situado na zona Austral. confirma hoje uma   estatistica populacional de cerca de 29 milhoes de habitants. A OMS- organizacao mundial da saude, alerta que  na Africa Sub-sahariana, cerca de 15% da populacao de cada pais tem algum tipo de deficiencia . De 2008-2011, esperimentamos um processo unico e genuino de estimular e por as comunidades conectadas. estimulamos o dialogo, a partiicpacao, a partilha da visao, do valor da vida, do sentido…

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Added by rui maquene on March 20, 2018 at 8:05pm — 3 Comments

Why ASHA/health worker wants to transfer SALT to another village?

BackgroundIn 2015, 3ie supported Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Constellation to carry out a rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of the Stimulate, Appreciate, Listen and Transfer (SALT) and community life competence process in 3 districts of Assam, India. 

In every village, there is an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) who is responsible for creating…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 20, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Finding Common Ground in Zeeburgereiland: Building a new future together

“Hey, we want to be part of this. We are here. What can we do?”

The newly trained SALTy facilitators who carried out a first round of living room conversations in February were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and smiles with which people in ‘de Fier’ opened their doors for them.

The Fier is one of the newly built apartment buildings in Zeeburgereiland,…

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Added by Marlou on March 14, 2018 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Where were you born? How did that shape you as to who you are today?

How to start a conversation on migration?

We started a 7-day course on strengths-based facilitation of refugee groups in the Netherlands by letting participants (some of them with migration/flight history, and some Dutch) ask each other the following questions:

- Where were you born?…

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Added by Birgitta Schomaker on March 10, 2018 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Refugees help us understand, or: the power of diversity

In Utrecht, in the center of the Netherlands, we came together to learn about SALT as a strengths-based approach to assist refugees in making a new home, building new networks etc. More importantly, we came together to learn from each other about diverse perspectives on inclusion of refugees in Dutch society.

Only 6 out of the 20+ participants are born in the Netherlands in a Dutch family. The rest of the group consisted of (former) refugees from Eritrea, Syria, Iraq, Kosovo, Burkina…

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Added by Birgitta Schomaker on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Blue ribbon feedback

Blue Ribbon Feedback

Here is a little story of how a very simple accountability and feedback mechanism turned out to deliver a much bigger change. Listening and trust building are far more important than any tool.…

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Added by Laura Hughston on March 7, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Isn't there a shortcut?

“Isn't there a shortcut? ” asks Ranga as with Marlou we visit the beautiful Moluccan Islands in East-Indonesia.

While more and more people in rich countries tend to connect with nature, with people and with self,  in poorer…

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Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 5, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Challenges in applying SALT: INCLUSION, rank and egalitarian dialogue.

Learning from applying SALT in Catalonia. (it follows the previous post on Who are we?)

(AER) some interesting challenges to reflect upon:

  • One important aspect was to clarify the role of the Government administration. Clearly reflecting clearly on power dynamics is important in the beginning of a participatory process, specially as an ethical issue with participants:
  • Clarification on what are the overall intentions of key actors like government in this case, or…
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Added by Noemi Bertomeu on March 5, 2018 at 9:02pm — 9 Comments

Who are we? Uncovering strengths through story telling and exploration of Hopes and Concerns in Catalonia.

Dear all,

I would like to share my experience in applying SALT to a project with Civil Society Organisations in Tarragona, Catalonia.

A gathering was organized on 20th January, which was facilitated using SALT to get to know better "Who are we". Some organisations / reference persons know each other, and also have a history of working together, but not all, so diversity was there, which was hugely needed to be taken into account in the facilitation…

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Added by Noemi Bertomeu on March 5, 2018 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

The Magic of Science and Math called Aghamathika

Aghamathika sa Kalye (Science Mathgic on the Street)

PHILIPPINES ‒ The magic of science to the aid of children of Manila – by Marie Lamboray, The Constellation, Belgium   

Last November 2017, Joy Pavico (PinoyCompetnece) and Jean-Louis Lamboray visited a group of…

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Added by Joy Ferriols-Pavico on March 4, 2018 at 7:56pm — 2 Comments

Hello from Indonesia – Indocompetence Rocks

Suddenly I was filled with happiness and with warm feeling. Jean Louis visited us, Indocompetence members, in Bandung last two week ago. We reconnected one and another. There was Dewi, Eki and me myself. Prior to the visit, Dewi and JL have had salt visit to Maluku Competence that has shared me with so much energy of Om Eli who has been safe guarding the ‘ budaya’ to keep environment treated sustainably to meet local people need. What I have learned from JL’s story of our colleague in Maluku…

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Added by wiwin winarni on March 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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