Stories about Response (1,773)

Cow & tiger : Connecting with community through games and linking those games with immunization

During the learning event held at Bongaigaon, Assam, India from 5th-7th June, 2017, Constellation team memebers, Marlou de Rouw, Rituu B. Nanda and Bobby Zachariah were present. Presently the SALT approach is being implemented in 3 districts of Assam, India for increasing immunization coverage.

During the dream building exercise held at Nayapara village, Bongaigaon district, Marlou requested the community to teach her a game so that she can play…


Added by Anirban Goswami on June 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Engagement of Mother's for the proper health of their children through SALT approach

Its one of the villages named Kuchia Kata under Bongaigaon District, Assam in which SALT intervention is on process. The picture shows a Mother documenting her dreams for the proper health and future of her child. It was of great extend to interact with the family and the mother through which the strength of…


Added by Jahirul Choudhury on June 17, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Would you like to have a presentation document of the Constellation?

Here it is a new document to spread the word about the Constellation. Enjoy!

Please contact me:, if you would like to receive the document in high resolution.

Our gratitude to Zen Nguyen for the…


Added by Marie Lamboray on June 15, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Presentation at the Evaluation Conclave 2017, Thimphu, Bhutan

It was a memorable experience to visit Bhutan and talk about the novel community engagement approach SALT, related evaluation challenges and the lessons learnt from the field. I would like to thank 3ie for the opportunity. In case you are interested, the slides are given in the link below:…


Added by Santanu Pramanik on June 14, 2017 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

What will you do to make our dream come true?

A community conversation in Majpara, Assam, India. With 38 degrees and 98 percent humidity in the air we have come together in the nursery of this village. The heat is almost unbearable and all our faces, hair  and clothes are wet. We look at each other and laugh. "If you can hold on, so can I", we seem to think. The conversations give the energy.

New facilitators are finding their way in asking encouraging authentic questions and…

Added by Marlou on June 12, 2017 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

La concertation de facilitateurs de Mwene Ditu partage ses secrets - leçon d'un échange en RDC Compétence et Racine de l'Espoir (Burundi)

Fin Avril, début Mai, avec l'aide de la Fondation Roi Baudoin, une équipe de Racine de l'Espoir (Burundi) est venu visiter l'équipe de RDC Compétence et partager, apprendre et nourrir leurs réflexions le temps de visites SALT auprès des communautés de Mbuji Maï et des concertations de facilitateurs de la région. 

La rencontre auprès de la concertation de Mwene Ditu à donné lieu à un superbe partage de bonnes pratiques. 

Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur le secret de cette…


Added by khorchi laurie on June 8, 2017 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments

A feast of interdepency

I’d like to come back for a few moments to a day a small group of us shared on April 17th 2017, a day in “the (he)Art of Europe”.

We sat in a clown school in Grez-Doiceau, a space to host People making Art, and Play.

“We” were a group of 10 people gathered around a common intention:…


Added by Célicia Theys on June 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

As I learn to apply SALT

I had my first taste of salt in 2014 during my professional diploma training that took place for three (3) months in India. The method had since remained in my mind, as i enjoyed its appreciation method as well as its capability to allow me to realise the internal strength I have never known existed.

2016 i had taken a decision to be socially involved in a community i live in, and I served in a home accommodating children between the ages of 07 - 13 years.  The first step i had…


Added by Masekhanya Meme Matsie on June 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

11 Podcasts on Asset Based Community Development - Community Building

Hi Everyone,

Rituu invited me to post these podcasts on this forum, so here they are. I hope you find them useful. If you have any questions or want to get in touch please drop me an emil or tweet me @mrrrichholmes. 

This is a series of podcasts featuring people from around the world who have been supporting residents to grow inclusive and welcoming communities.

1. Richard talks to Gilbert Rochecouste about Placemaking and ABCD. They discuss Gilbert's project of '100…


Added by Richard Holmes on June 4, 2017 at 1:02am — 1 Comment

Team facilitation in an unfolding group process

Dear all, 

Do you remember a situation when the group is going in another direction than what you and your colleague - facilitator anticipated? We can make an outline for the meeting, but the group might need to expand upon a certain issue, or suddenly a new topic comes up that seems very important. 

There is always one of the facilitators who is ready to 'go with the flow' of the group, which is nice, but can also create discussion afterwards about the choice that was…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on June 3, 2017 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

"that what is transformative is ultimately beyond the individuals and group, beyond a method, and beyond words."

Dear all, 

The quote in the title of this blog reminds of Jean-Louis' book "What makes us human?"  The quote however is from this article by Lane Arye, a facilitator in an approach called Process Work & Deep Democracy who worked six years in the Balkan (former Yugoslavia) with a colleague on post-war reconciliation and conflict prevention. 

In the article Lane…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on June 3, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

BelCompetence, Reconnecting to Reinvent a Way of Life that Allows Everyone to Blossom

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 14.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p.…


Added by Marie Lamboray on June 2, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dutch Competence: Changing the World May Seem Difficult, but it Begins with One Person

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 36.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 36.

Support team: Dutch…


Added by Marie Lamboray on June 2, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Impact Assessment of the SALT Approach

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 29.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 29.




Added by Marie Lamboray on June 2, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Appreciative Inquiry for Total Quality Management in Hospital


It was immense pleasure when I got the call from Mr. Sudhir Thakur the executive director of Eastern Region Eye Care Center (EREC). Hello Mr. RC, I am Sudhir Thakur from EREC Birtatnagar, do you remember ? we met in Dhulikhel in CBM training on Proposal Writing and Fund raising. Oh yes…


Added by Ram Chandra Lamichhane on May 24, 2017 at 8:23pm — 1 Comment

Ilkley community response to learning disability- "Sowing the seeds, then let them flower"

Local response- in the Constellation we define a local response (am citing Philip Forth from our blended learning programme)- A community can take action to deal with a challenge that it faces. These actions form a 'Local Response'. They contrast with a solution imposed on a community by experts from outside the community.Last week, Phil took us for a SALT visit in his town Ilkely. Here is what I observed on the local response. 

15th May 2017…Rainy morning…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 24, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Self determination in development

At Palestine's community foundation, which I co-founded, we innovated a process called, "Community-controlled grantmaking." We believed that funding belonged to the community already, so since we weren't donors (it wasn't our money), our job was only to ensure a process that was transparent, democratic and accountable. The decision about how to use funds belonged to the community for which they were intended. So they voted (there's a process here) and monitored the grants and the grantees…


Added by Nora Lester Murad on May 22, 2017 at 11:38pm — 2 Comments

The Beautiful Beginnings of a SALT Journey in Eghezée-Fernelmont— A G100 #2

A rainy spring morning in a small village in Wallonia (Belgium), but the faces greeting us were bright and shiny.  The sun came from a different place.

And it kept shining throughout the day as we, a team of 8 Belcompetence facilitators, accompanied about 40 citizens (aged 15-70+) hailing from different surrounding villages for a whole weekend of SALT.…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on May 9, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

A question for Usa

A reflection on Chapter 5 of our shared dream

“Orgasm is not a crime”

“Whenever I am about to fall into the trap of judging people, opening the floodgates of anger, I often think of what Usa told me that day, ‘Keep appreciating strengths. What else is there?’ “

I have often thought of the advice of Usa, “Keep appreciating strengths. What else is there?” Well, what else is there? Is Usa saying that…


Added by Phil on May 4, 2017 at 1:44pm — 7 Comments

Revisiting Our Family Dream

It was Easter Monday March 28th 2016 exactly 5 years 5months after my family and I did Our Family Dream.

We were, all, gathered to celebrate the Easter holiday enjoying some good food and quality time while the little ones played. I took this perfect opportunity to surprise them with this little activity where we revisit our Family Dream to assess ourselves on Where We Are and I was excited for the outcome.

I started off with an ice…


Added by Tricia Francis on May 1, 2017 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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