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quelle visite SALT

Quelle visite SALT nous avons vécu ce wk avec les résidents de Manhay (demandeurs d'asile).

Ce fût tellement riche !

Je pense que c'est une des visites SALT qui m'a le plus appris et fait prendre conscience de beaucoup de choses.

Notamment que pour pouvoir totalement vivre SALT'y, il faut soi-même avoir pris conscience de ses forces mais aussi ses faiblesses et limites ou besoins, qu'il faut encore progresser sur soi-même pour devenir un "bon" facilitateur.



Quel… Continue

Added by Aude on October 20, 2008 at 8:18pm — 4 Comments

Some of what participants said during the Philippines ADB-NGOCompetence National Learning Event

I participated in the Philippines ADB-NGOCompetence National Learning Event in Manila during the past 2 days (15-16 Oct) and would like to share some of what participants said during the event:



"Why I'm here in this event? Because I fall in love with the AIDS Competence Process, especially the self-assessment" (Mickey, PRRM)



"ACP is the gift we give to ourselves, and to the community" (Eden, PNGOC)



"This is the most memorable seminar I've ever attended. Eastern… Continue

Added by Usa Duongsaa on October 17, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

2 weeks of transformation by SALT

The airport lobby of Abu Dhabi is surprisingly lively at 3.00 AM in the morning. Reflections on the past two weeks spin through my mind. My brain eagerly tries to extract a list of concrete principles that I learnt. It doesn’t work. These are not technical principles. My mind can’t do the synthesis alone; I need to listen to my heart as well to do justice to my learning.



Then Ian Campbell’s contribution pops up on why we are not ‘the Constellation for Community Competence’. Apart… Continue

Added by Gaston on October 2, 2008 at 12:58am — 1 Comment

SALT Visit in Northern Thailand: It is over, but it is not.

It is over, but it is not. This meeting ends with a different feeling. Something small happened: each of us changed. That change is the start from something bigger: our change will spread to others. This is how AIDS competence will spread faster than the virus. Keeping the spirit is not easy. This is why this time around we will keep in touch.

I have experienced for myself the power of being appreciated. For the first time, a group told me clearly: “You inspire us”. Your feedback did not… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on September 28, 2008 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

Ecrit interpellant

Les nouveaux maîtres du monde, Jean Ziegler, pg 18

« L’être humain est le seul à pouvoir connaître ce qu’au plus intime de lui-même il souhaite réellement pour lui, pour ses proches et pour ses semblables.

La démocratie n’existe vraiment que lorsque tous les êtres qui composent la communauté peuvent exprimer leurs voeurs intimes, librement et collectivement, dans l’autonomie de leurs désirs personnels et la solidarité de leur coexistence avec les autres, et qu’ils parviennent à… Continue

Added by Aude on September 25, 2008 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

L'approche en lien avec l'empowerment

Comme dans mon précédent message,

J'ai trouvé un ensemble de définition et d'explications sur l'empowerment qui est totalement l'approche de la Constellation et sa vision.

Je vous mets ci-dessous les points repris :



"- Certaines constantes se retrouvant dans la majorité des définitions applicables à l’empowerment. Les notions de caractéristiques individuelles (le sentiment de compétence personnelle, de prise de conscience et de motivation à l’action sociale), ainsi que… Continue

Added by Aude on September 24, 2008 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

Building the Dream: An example of its power and a reflection on a problem.

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to take part in a Constellation workshop organised by Belcompetence in Brussels. During Friday afternoon and Saturday a wonderfully diverse group of about 30 people introduced themselves to the AIDS Competence process.



There were many things I could write about the weekend, but this note is about Building the Dream, the first step in the Constellation process. I thought about writing it immediately after the weekend, but I decided to give… Continue

Added by Phil on June 23, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Some thoughts from last week

Here are some thoughts based around what I have done and the conversations I've had over the last week.



1. In a conversation with Jean-Louis on Friday, we mused that we did not have a vocabulary to articulate strengths. I guess that what we are saying is that our vocabulary is not well developed. It's a bit like trying to discuss wine. We are all comfortable to say that is good or not so good, but we (I) find it very difficult to describe what is good about it and what is not so good… Continue

Added by Phil on June 16, 2008 at 2:38pm — 7 Comments

Qui croire?

A Belcompétence, nous venons de vivre une semaine intense. Comme disait Aicha : « Nous avons abattu le travail d’un mois, mais on dirait que nous n’avons passé qu’un jour ensemble ».



Lundi matin : bienvenue chez l’échevine de la santé de Schaerbeek, commune où des personnes de 152 nationalités différentes vivent en paix.



Mardi midi. Les formateurs du centre de jeunes de Molenbeek nous ont invités. Ils sont 16, de toute origine, âge et sexe. Nous sommes venus à 6, nous… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on June 15, 2008 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments

Trust the development experts...all 7 billion of them.

Trust the development experts...all 7 billion of them. This is the title of an article in the Financial Times published on 29 May 2008 by William Easterly.



The article is a criticism of the report of the World Bank Growth Commission. This represents the work of a huge number of people giving their views on what countries need to do in order… Continue

Added by Phil on June 2, 2008 at 1:39am — 3 Comments

"African Dream" et le sida

Il est 23 heures à Kinshasa, et je rentre à mon hôtel, l’«African Dream ». Situé sur le boulevard du 30 juin, c’est un chouette hôtel, très sympa, avec Internet gratuit, piscine et tout et tout… Mais voilà, le boulevard est plongé dans une nuit d’encre, et à l’hôtel ce n’est guère mieux : une bougie déposée devant ma porte me rappelle les nuits passées en brousse. Seulement là-bas personne ne facturait la nuit à 175 US$ ! Je me réfugie sous le drap pour échapper aux moustiques ragaillardis par… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on May 20, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Le vendeur de mandarines

Kinshasa, le 17 mai 2008.



Il n’y a pas grand monde dans les rues ce samedi : le jour est férié, car c’est l’anniversaire de l’entrée triomphale à Kinshasa de Mzee Laurent Désiré Kabila. Je me trouve à un rond point du centre ville, pas loin d’un supermarché. Un vieux papa vient m’offrir des mandarines.



« Le paquet à 2 dollars ! »

« Tu me coupes les jambes avec ton prix. Prends un dollar. »

« Tu prends combien de paquets? »



Tout-à-coup le vieux… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on May 17, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Réaction fortes de jeunes congolais suite au film Papy

Voici un message de Aude, membre de l'équipe belge de facilitation. Je voulais le partager avec vous...



"Superbe réunion hier pour la prépa d'African Days avec le visionnage du film Papy. Discussions et échanges très forts et prenants surtout avec des jeunes congolais de l'association "culture et sport".

Réactions très fortes (révoltes face au film concernant les images vues de pauvreté, famine,... tristesse et mal à cause du film qui les blessent par rapport à leur pays, leurs… Continue

Added by Laurence Gilliot on April 10, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Les Californiens

Loloata. Une petite île à 10 minutes de l’embarcadère, lui-même à 20 minutes de l’aéroport de Port Moresby. Un gros caillou parmi d’autres dont la crête longitudinale porte un sentier vers un petit sommet d’où la vue magnifique s’offre à 360°. Gare au vertige ! Quelques cabanes en bois sur la plage pour logement. Un hangar pour les repas. Une petite boutique et le coin internet. Mais surtout le bureau des plongeurs. Car d’ici on peut aller admirer les coraux et se balader dans quelque… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on April 6, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Le professeur d’entretien d’avions

Loloata, une petite île de Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée.



Ce samedi soir, pas de gala, mais un musicien du cru. Le personnel danse. Le volume est trop élevé, mais cela ne fait rien. Devant Hans et moi, un gigantesque barbu moustachu chevelu de soixante ans, accompagné d’une fille du cru le tiers son âge. Notre homme sort tout droit d’un film. Il a habité longtemps dans la périphérie de Sydney où il entretenait des avions. Les derniers mètres de sa navette pour rentrer chez lui ne… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on April 6, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The virtue of home visits

This is a transcript of today's '60 second Science' podcast from Scientific American.



"When it comes to saving lives, a personal touch can sometimes work better than drugs alone. That’s what researchers in Uganda found, in a study published in the journal the Lancet. Scientists studied the efficacy of home visits to AIDS patients in rural areas that aren’t served by clinics. Lay workers with no clinical training visited patients weekly to provide potent anti-AIDS… Continue

Added by Phil on March 25, 2008 at 1:21pm — No Comments

An example of effective communication.

I want to describe a piece of remarkably effective communication. I know that it is effective because just 2 messages have changed my behaviour and I am confident that those 2 messages have changed my behaviour for ever. I've been talking about this with a variety of people over the last few weeks and I've been trying to understand what it means for how the Constellation communicates.



I got the first message from a poster. As far as I can remember it was a simple black text on a… Continue

Added by Phil on March 20, 2008 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

Why would anyone join the Constellation?

What attracts our friends from all corners to the Constellation? Honestly I don' t know.

But let me put this out as a test: " We attract people because we offer a way to regain some control over our destiny, and because our style is consistent with our message: we are real".

At least that works for me, for now....

What do you think?

JL

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 18, 2008 at 11:49pm — No Comments

SALT visit with teenagers with a physical handicap in Brussels

I'm getting ready to participate in a SALT visit this morning. It is the third time we visit the Schaller school with teenagers with a physical handicap.
This time it is quite special because we go with a friend of Mimi who is paralyzed. BUT he's a lawyer and he grew up in Congo! Mimi always says that when you talk to him for 5 min, you forget his handicap...

We'll talk about their common dream and make some drawings. I'll post some pictures!

Have a great day!

Added by Laurence Gilliot on March 13, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The AAR of Journeys of Joy: the EMPHASIS India Knowledge Fair

I request every member who was at the EMPHASIS India Knowledge Fair to fill in their perspectives into the AAR and some one to translate into Hindi as my daughter Ayesha is now in Kochi!

 

What strengths did we see?

  • Community Representatives who were coming for the first time able to interact freely and share.
  • Most of us had dreams, that EMPHASIS would be owned by the Community in 2014
  • All participants are very engrossed…
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