Stories about Response (1,852)

'Together-a journey of neighbourhood conversations'-film and exhibition

Enjoy the film which affirms that neighbourhood matters most; systems need to adapt to local neighbourhood strength for response; and personal faith is a core foundation for courage and action.

The exhibition expands some of the stories in the film, and includes some images from the GLoCon stories gathered during 2012/13.

The community journey continues.…


Added by Ian Campbell on August 12, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Junior Kalonji partage les leçons apprises: Retour sur une partage d'expériences entre Racine de l'Espoir (Burundi) et RDC Compétence

A la fin du mois d'Avril 2017, une équipe de l'association Racine de l'Espoir (Burundi), composée de deux jeunes facilitateurs et d'un coach Constellation (Nathalie, Vianney et Eric), se rendent en République Démocratique du Congo pour rendre visite à leurs voisins et amis. 

Ces deux équipes de facilitation vivent dans des contextes différents, des situations tantôt similaire, tantôt différentes, néanmoins ils partagent les mêmes valeurs, les mêmes aspirations et la même…


Added by khorchi laurie on August 1, 2017 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Commencer un itinéraire SALT à Champagne-en-Valromey (France)

(Version française : find the english version at the end of the french version)

Hier (26 juillet 2017), Simone, Lorenzo et Luc ont commencé à accompagner une école Montessori dans un petit village français, Champagne-en-Valromey. Le but de cet accompagnement est de «ré-enchanter la cours de récréation». Le dessin développé par un petit groupe de l'association des parents illustre…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on July 28, 2017 at 7:26pm — 5 Comments

Self-assessment triggers conversation on gender roles

Let's go to Northeastern part of my country, India. A remote, beautiful village with paddy fields, surrounded by hills- Tinkonia Part one, Bongaigaon, Assam. This is the location of my story where we are working on immunization.

For the past three months our CNES team has been doing home visits in this community. On 5th June, we gathered different sub-groups in the community to discuss what is their dream for healthy children in the village.

Then next day on 6th June about 40…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on July 25, 2017 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Go for the uncomfortable dream - What makes us Human

Anu Sieberk, a journalist from Estonia, who interviewed me writes:

"Mohamed Rafique is an Indian doctor and a senior citizens' care home owner. He encourages communities to dream: "We should not be shy of dreaming. Always go for the uncomfortable and the unachievable dream." When visiting communities, he has found that there is an unexpected gap between what you thought you should be looking for and what the members actually wanted to share. Rafique believes that there (in that…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on July 22, 2017 at 11:29pm — 2 Comments

Just to whet your appetites..........

A video on Global and local community conversations in India, China, Zambia and United Stts

together 30 sec from Neil…


Added by Andrew Cox on July 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

As you open your eyes: Exploring Poste Lafayette (Mauritius)

As you open your eyes, you see beyond…

Beyond the hollow of empty eyes, the promise of a dream

Beyond the veil of the weary tears, the birth of a smile


As you open your eyes, you see above…

Above the fall of the gloom, the blossom of open arms

Above the fly of faded flowers, the hope for better days…


Added by Yumilah Govinden on July 9, 2017 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

First SALT visit to New Harijan Colony in Peroor Village, near Ettumanoor Town, Kerala, India.

4 July 2017: Ajinlal Joseph parked the vehicle in a corner of the shuttle badminton court in what he said was called New Harijan Colony in Peroor Village hardly a couple of kilometers from Ettumanoor Town. The badminton court had on its four sides a spacious Community Hall,  a…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on July 5, 2017 at 3:11pm — 7 Comments

Kibaha Learning Festival

I publish this post on behalf of Judith Bagachwa.

In March 2017, a learning festival was held in Kibaha, and ten communities that had been engaged in the project Afya Kibaha 2025 were invited to come and share their experiences. During the festival, video clips from different communities and their projects were shown. Through these and the testimonies of how the Intergenerational project had helped children, youths and older persons, all were able to…


Added by Marie Lamboray on July 3, 2017 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Uganda/India CLCP Learning Experience in Tanzania

I publish this post on behalf of Judith Bagachwa.

A community that once doubted that CLCP was ever going to work is now enjoying the benefit of the whole concept of CLC.  Community member now plan to expand their project and move together to a next level. This year, Bamba village had the privilege of being visited by guests from Uganda and India.…


Added by Marie Lamboray on July 3, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Building a Healthy Kibaha

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 40.

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 40.

Organisation: HelpAge…


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

Afya Kibaha 2025

I publish this post on behalf of Judith Bagachwa.


Afya Kibaha 2025

HelpAge International Tanzania, is implementing a health project in Kibaha region (Afya Kibaha 2025). In this project, about ten communities have been trained on the importance of health issues in communities and how best they can improve on their living lifestyles and also come up with innovative ideas on how they can use their available resources and become independent.

In 2016, ten…


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

Il y a du SALT - Formation à Genève - There is the SALT - Training at Geneva

"Je connais des approches similaires, mais la grande différence par rapport aux autres c'est qu'il y a le SALT" C'est Valérie, une des participantes, qui a résumé en ces mots les trois jours de formation qui ont eu lieu à Genève.


Après ces trois jours de formation, je découvre que chacune est unique et exceptionnelle. Je crois que cela vient des personnes qui suive cette formation. Elles nous donnent de l'énergie et de l'enthousiasme, elles partagent avec nous leurs…


Added by Loli Rey on June 30, 2017 at 6:53pm — 2 Comments

If you want to understand what the Constellation in 35 seconds....

In my last post, I mentioned Usa. I am sure that there are many people who do not know Usa. She has been a source of inspiration to many people in the Constellation.  

Here is a video clip that I recorded of Usa some time ago that explains why. I use it to explain to people why the Constellation does what it does: …


Added by Phil on June 30, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Two questions for Usa

A reflection on Chapter 6 of our shared dream

“What makes us human?”

In the book, Jean-Louis says that his exploration with people leads him to conclude, “We are human because we are similar, we are proud of our origins and we aspire to a better life for ourselves and our families. We are human because we love our country and our community, because we want to live together in peace, because we love nature and want to protect it, and…


Added by Phil on June 30, 2017 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

The video of "What Makes Us Human?"

Get inspired by the new introduction for the book and share your stories with us:

Added by Anu Sieberk on June 27, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

As you open your eyes: Exploring Poste Lafayette (Mauritius)

David, Jessica and little baby Clara have reached Mauritius on Wednesday the 14th of June 2017.They have been warmly welcomed by the inhabitants of Poste Lafayette. The team started their field work the very next day and I am glad to be sharing the experience with them. So many things amazed me among which how little Clara interacted with the inhabitants. It was beautiful to witness how a child could connect people. I am proud to say that I now know what is a…


Added by Yumilah Govinden on June 22, 2017 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Parents realize the strengths of their children

My colleague Tutumani and I did a SALT visit to a group of people in May 2017. This is a remote village called Hatipota part 1, Mazbat block in Assam, India. The group we met included 5-6 women, one man and 4-5 children. They are daily wage workers who often get to work in tea gardens nearby.…


Added by Jyotika Barua on June 21, 2017 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Finding sustainable livelihood from what my grandfather taught me.

Traditional Soda Ash Production

NGAO Society/ABCD Kenya has just embarked on a journey to map the assets, strength and capacities of individuals,…


Added by charles esibikhwa edward on June 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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

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