Stories about Response (1,832)

"I'll meet you there"

As we are preparing our SALT visit, and exchanging inspiration on the Forum of the online SALT facilitator course, this poem came to mind:

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,

the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense."…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on October 26, 2017 at 8:58pm — 4 Comments

SALT IN KIBAHA (Tanzania) for Non communicable diseases (NCDs) and older people

Jerome (Programme Officer, Help Age Tanzania) and Judith ( partner organization JB Geriatric and HIV centre)

HelpAge Tanzania has used SALT and community life competence process in 10 communities for older people and NCDs in Kibaha district since June 2016.

The project aimed to extend inter-generational health ageing project for NCDs to supplement government's efforts in regard to NCDs ie. hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma, and arthritis. Although the government…


Added by Judith Bagachwa on October 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The legacy of indiscriminating love - Catherine Nyirinkindi lives on

Catherine Nyirinkindi lives on – the legacy of indiscriminating love

We are in 2017, on a beautiful October day in Bugonga, Entebbe, Uganda.

Betty, the chairperson of the community, starts telling us the history of the community and how they came together.

She speaks one name:…


Added by Célicia Theys on October 25, 2017 at 6:10pm — 3 Comments

On becoming human

Becoming human

Story written during GLF 2017, a tribute to Bugonga community

Sohail Bawani, Pakistan

October 17, 2017 was the first day of our groups’ visit to Bugonga community. It was a disaster as we ruthlessly throw questions at the elderly people to document what they have been through during the lives and how HENU is helping them to revive. With much patience they gave us the time and energy to respond to…


Added by Sohail Amir Ali Bawani on October 25, 2017 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

SALT and CSR Training - a discussion with chemical enterprise

Greeting from Indonesia! Selamat Malam

Last few weeks ago Lau Rie, Sohan and Diego visited me and Dewi Rahmadania, in jakarta Indonesia.   We were reconnected and involved at comfort discussion like we are just an old friends.  I still amazing with the power of re-connection and SALT that hide nothing among people who just met.  Wonderful.

The nest day, Dewi accompanied Lau, Sohan dan Diego visited east site of Jakarta.  Need to know from Lau Rie, how was it.

In the same…


Added by wiwin winarni on October 17, 2017 at 9:46pm — 2 Comments

Global Learning Festival Newsletter: Three

16th October 2017…


Added by Marie Lamboray on October 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Global Learning Festival Newsletter: Two

15th October 2017…


Added by Marie Lamboray on October 16, 2017 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Adherence to HIV treatment: its about appreciation & listening and not teaching

I am a counselor for children and teenagers/adolescents and work on Elma project in Kisubi Hospital, Entebbe. The goal is to identify HIV positive children and teenagers/adolescents and link them to HIV care and retain them on treatment.

We had many children with high viral load and others with adherence to treatment challenges. My role was to support the children and improve their adherence to reduce their viral load. Health workers were doing tests like blood pressure, HIV status,…


Added by EUNICE MUSUBIKA on October 15, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Global Learning Festival Newsletter: One (with focus on the work with older people in Uganda)

Global Learning Festival Newsletter

GLF Newsletter: one (with focus on the work with older people in Uganda)…


Added by Marie Lamboray on October 12, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Syrian families are forming a support network

Building a future together in a new country (click to access presentation)

Click on the link to view slides from one of the initiatives with refugees that started this summer in the Netherlands. …


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on October 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

I trust you


For years I have experienced the power of the trust in others. During a recent bike trip I was on the receiving end of trust. Please read the blog post on the book's website. If you like it, do share it! 


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on October 3, 2017 at 9:17pm — No Comments

SALT training sessions in English on their way to becoming a mainstay in Brussels and beyond

On September 17-19, we had our second SALT training in English in the Belgian capital. 

12 inspired, curious and inspiring participants came from many places (even as far as Switzerland), but most were from around here and many were professional facilitators who came to know and appreciate the SALT approach and who expressed their dream of building it into their work. …


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on October 2, 2017 at 6:23pm — 5 Comments

Resonate!2017: A Transformation Festival

I have recently joined the Resonance Centre for Social Evolution, created by Peter Pula and several partners. They are dedicated to supporting the springing up of what they call resonant communities both through how they bring people together and the stories that are shared. While I know Peterborough, Canada is very distant for many, we would love to have anyone from the Constellation community who is interested join a festival in late October. The calling question for the festival is this:…


Added by Michelle Strutzenberger on September 29, 2017 at 11:27pm — 2 Comments


I facilitated SALT approach in a neighboring country; Tanzania on 18th and 19th September 2017. Two trainings were conducted in Shirati and Musoma in Tanzania. The first training was for 30 staffs of Shirati District hospital who work with terminally ill patients. They were able to learn about the SALT approach which was new to the staff. The participants confirmed that much of time is taken concentrating on the weaknesses and problems.

The second training involved representatives…


Added by MOSES OKOMBO AYANY on September 26, 2017 at 5:34pm — 4 Comments

Some thoughts at the end of the partnership with DIFÄM, Tinkisso and CHAL (Liberia & Guinea).

(Texte en français à la suite)

Why was that partnership exciting and important?

At the beginning of the partnership, there were two incentives and two challenges: and there are often overlaps between challenges and incentives.

Incentive 1: to work on a cross-border issue; the restoration of the confidence between communities, the health staff and the health system in the large and remote area that was heavily affected by the…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on August 30, 2017 at 1:20am — 3 Comments

Mindset Change! 

Mindset Change! “...if we have not made a mistake, means, we might not be doing anything. If we make the same mistake twice, then we may not be learning from our mistakes.” Hon. Sydney Aleacock. This encouragement of introspection came to members of the 17th National Toshaos Council conference. This encouragement follows the thought “if want different results [from our action], then we cannot be doing the same things we did in the past that yielded unfavourable results.”…


Added by Autry Haynes on August 28, 2017 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

AS YOU OPEN YOUR EYES-Poste Lafayette (Mauritius)

The human and learning experience

As the Visual Development team's journey in Poste Lafayette comes to a closure, as a SALTy individual I cannot but do my very own after experience reflection (AER). For sure my words will not do justice to this unique experience because certain things cannot be described but are just engraved deep within the heart.

What did I appreciate?

I loved the authenticity of my…


Added by Yumilah Govinden on August 27, 2017 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Local community driven initiatives-2 - Building Warehouse, Cold Storage etc by united effort of local people: can change the food production scenario

  In every year there are huge production of crops and vegetables in many countries. Developed countries utilize all of their production, but it is difficult for the…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on August 25, 2017 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Rehabilitation programme centred around residents of rehab centre

Vanessa Moorghen, Mauritius shared this experience with me during the Global Learning Festival in 2016

I work with Chrysalide, a rehabilitation centre for women who use drugs and alcohol.

From the beginning of Chrysalide in 2004 we structured the centre in a way that a person coming for admission should start her therapy the day after joining. This means that the new resident has to immediately take on the responsibilities at the centre including therapy, participating…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on August 25, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Impossible Dreams in Story, Song, and Sketches!

On the sleepy afternoon of 12 August 2017, four ladies and a dozen children of the nondescript New Harijan Colony, in Peroor Village of Ettumanoor, gathered in their spartan Community Hall and drew, wrote, and sang their dreams impossible!

For Chinju, Jismi, and Deepak from Archana Women's…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on August 17, 2017 at 11:24pm — 2 Comments

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