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PSG SALT Group in action at Dhanoth village

SALT Group from Dhanoth village.

About 12 Stakeholder attended the SALT action plan meeting at Dhanoth village. This is patient support group for those with diabetes and hypertension. In this meeting people came from the different area also included the village Pradhan, frontline health worker, ASHAs, Ward member and patient of diabetes and hypertension. After the dream building, the action plan was made. e.g. They have decided the date for plantation third…

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Added by Rajender Bragta on July 5, 2018 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

New: 1-Day SALT Experience at Generation Why Not?

Summer time and the living is easy, that’s how the old song goes.  Well, one thing that was not so easy is to gather enough participants for a 2.5 half day SALT initiation training in English.

However, nothing is lost.  Together with Radmila, the creator of Generation Why Not?  (Check out the Facebook site here) we decided to give a 1-Day…

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Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on June 25, 2018 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

Working with local government structure for response to diabetes and hypertension

Background: Under the HealthRise project, Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) is facilitating SALT and community life competence process for strengthening patient centred approach in the state of Rajasthan, India. As part of this project, the CHAI team has set up patient support groups and we are using SALT so that the groups can own the issue of diabetes and hypertension and take action. Technical inputs: Dr Sameer and story credit: Asha, Brinda and Sharad.

I want …

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 14, 2018 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

An exploration of the power of a shared dream

Dream building 21st May 2018 Village Barog

Facilitated by Ramesh and Rajinder Bragta

About 10 stakeholders like village Pradahn, ASHA etc met for dream building. The best thing says Ramesh was that for the first time they want to do something for the village. After dream building action plan was made. They will celebrate NCD day on 15th June. They have divided duties- Health worker and AWW will organise the meeting in subcentre. Pradhan will distribute…

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Added by Dr. Gaurav Sethi on June 11, 2018 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

A unique experience : #Briquettes challenge

The very first time i saw the Dancing Jajas from As You Open Your Eyes (AYOYE) video i was in awe. I was caught in this whirlpool of ideas and emotions; all that I could do with this one gem of a video, all the people it could reach and all the emotions it aroused in me.…

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Added by Yumilah Govinden on June 3, 2018 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Our dream career can impact society

Guyana celebrates its 52nd Independence celebrations. Youth week engagement included schools who celebrated in several different ways. Bernice Edwards a teacher of grade 8 students in response to students interest in future careers and the fact that from Grade 9 class they begin to stream into career choices wanted to engage students in an interactive way so that conversation on career choice is stimulating to them.…

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Added by Autry Haynes on June 3, 2018 at 4:27pm — No Comments

#localknowledgematters: a treat from the Uganda jajas!

Dearest Constellation friends

As you know, our awesome Visual Development couple David & Jessica have been working very hard for several months now to bring you the first-born of a series of documentary episodes called As You Open Your Eyes…

The first episode, Dancing Jajas, centers around the jajas of HENU…

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Added by Célicia Theys on June 1, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Community spoke...we listened...they shared...we applauded

If I were to rate the most powerful moments of my work with communities, then Knowledge Fair in Assam would stand out. It was messy, confusing at times but very enriching and a delight to one who believes that communities can do things for themselves. In Assam, for the past one year we have been working in 90 villages in 3 districts with two organisations- VHAA and CNES. During the Knowledge fair we organised four events in April end. We did one event each in the three districts and the…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 30, 2018 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

People used to think of themselves, now they think about the whole village

(This blog is by Asha Meghwal, Outreach worker, Block Jhadol from Medtronic Foundation funded, Abt Associates supported and implemented by Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) in Udaipur, India. The HealthRise project is using SALT and CLCP for patient centred approach to Diabetes and hypertension. Asha is a SALT facilitator whose blog I translated into English. Asha is very strong in documentation. Thank you Asha for sharing! Photo courtesy Asha who is sitting on the left…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 29, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Status of sanitation under my catchment area

My catchment had only 20 Toilets by then in 2016. It was a pathetic place to live in.Imagin out of 700 households only 20 where functional. Being new in the area wondering were to start from clouded with alot of sorrow and thoughts seeing a lot of diarrhoea diseases such as dysentery and heavy diarrhoea. It was not easy beloved friends. Our community is gifted with a lot of natural resources but all it needed was skills.Friends down the lane we started teaching…

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Added by Moses Himakanta on May 25, 2018 at 11:13am — 6 Comments

The Mandala of our Truths - A tool to explore tensions

Uganda GLF, October 2017.

 As part of the “market place”, Belcompetence has chosen to showcase a few tools different facilitators have been experimenting with and which may be relevant to strengthen our practice of SALT/CLCP. One such tool is called the “mandala of our truths”, and it is part of something…

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Added by Célicia Theys on May 24, 2018 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Fighting unemployment with SALT / CLCP --- Lutter contre le chômage avec le SALT/PCCV

Version Française à la suite du texte anglais.

During the month of April 2018, Loli, Luc and Sophie Piquemal were invited to meet various associations of a city in the suburbs of Paris (France), Les Mureaux. That invitation aimed at investigating to what extent the Constellation could collaborate with a local initiative of "Mieux vivre ensemble" (…

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Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on May 23, 2018 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments

"We are not poor; your mind is poor!"

Phayao, November 2017. “Let us go and support khun Moon,”says our friend Suwat to khun Saowanee, Anu and I. “He has stopped using chemicals on his land and has to deal with a lot of resistance from his fellow villagers.” Moon and his wife welcome us in front of their modest house. Lots of chicken run around among a luxuriant vegetation. In front of the house a fish pond opens the view toward a mountain range.…

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Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on May 22, 2018 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

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

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