Connecting local responses around the world
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 36.
En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 36.
Support team: Dutch…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Ce 12 mars passé, nous étions réunis dans un charmant local de la Rue du Sceptre à Ixelles non loin de chez Liza, facilitatrice de Belcompetence.
Nous ? Un petit groupe de jeunes ayant participé des Ateliers de la Lettre à l’Humanité l’année passée et qui sont habités depuis par un élan de vie et d’en-vies de bouger, de créer des opportunités de rencontres, d’échanges et d’apprentissage mutuel au sein de…
It has been almost two months now since I have been working as a trainer for youngsters wishing to work in hotels in Mauritius. Youngsters between the age of 16 to 25 who are mostly from vulnerable groups and poverty pockets and who sadly have been out of mainstream education system a bit too early. So far, my experiences as an educator/trainer have been limited to doing creative workshops and facilitating for A.B.A (Applied Behavior Analysis) which is one of the approaches contributing to…Continue
This blog describes what the visiting team learned from SALT visit to appreciate SAATHI community centre of Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi and the response of the host community to the SALT visit. Blog has been jointly compiled with Markus and Amita and inputs from Sudipta and Ragini. There is a short After Experience Reflection by the SALT team.…Continue
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10 am on 31st March..Insitute of Social Studies Trust office, Delhi
About 20 of us from different backgrounds and profiles ( medical doctors, researchers, evaluators, managers, implementing agency staff, librariarn, accountant, private sector consultant, development sector consultant, etc!) met for Jean Louis Lamboray’s book presentation. This was followed by some deep discussions. Here is what we harvested together. I have the privilege to post it. …Continue
A reflection on Chapter 4 of our shared dream
“No learning unless you act.”
Here is a short extract from Chapter 4 of ‘What makes us human?’
“To reassure themselves about the superiority of their way of life, Westerners are content to accept negative representation of poorer countries by their media.”
I want to give a different perspective to Jean-Louis here.
If Westerners are prepared to accept a negative…Continue
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Je m'appelle Lysiane.
J'ai 31 ans et j'habite à Briançon (Alpes, France).
J'ai eu la chance d'être formée à l'approche du CLCP en 2016 par le programme Triade (avec Luc et Laurie) et me voici facilitatrice apprenante.
J'accompagne un groupe de personnes qui font partie d'une SCOP (Société Coopérative et Participative) qui gère un magasin de produits biologiques.
Nous nous sommes vus sur trois sessions de 2H à 2H30 depuis Novembre 2016. Les deux premières sessions…
Participants: Laurie Khorchi, Sirinate Piyajitpirat, Sandrine Lo Hun et Jean Baby Fulama.
1 - En tant que membre d'une équipe d'animation locale, quels sont vos souhaits et aspirations de ce réseau?
R/ Qu'il soit progressivement mis en place des réseaux locaux d'échange permettant un contact direct et soutenu entre acteurs/Facilitateurs de différents horizons en vue d’un partage mutuel de…Continue