25th May, 2013 was my entry point to CLCP Nepal. It was the first day of my journey towards thinking in a different way. i actually didn't know about what makes us human. I know now, it was because we have an ability to praise other and to embrace the deeds and feelings of others. we are in unlearning stage. we have to learn things more differently to figure out what actually seems best for us and our community and act accordingly. the concept of SALT:Stimulate, Appreciate, Learn and Transfer. This seems most interesting part to work with. The competence need to be naturally occurring within self so as to bring continuous positive changes through self initiation.

26th May,2013 was my first SALT visit with the community that comprises of lesbians, gays, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI). it was my first experience of being in conversation with them. That was our first SALT visit with the community. we were aware with the theoretical part of CLCP and SALT but it became difficult for us to initiate SALT concept. Initially, it started with conversation type, introducing each other with name and profession. Then, it became like question and answer sessions completely. However, as per our SALT concept, we analysed strengths of theirs like: unity, leadership, self initiation to expose their identity for freedom, Self reliant, confidence and working with NGO's to contribute for their community development. we were with them for about an hour. we had great time with them. 

this was our learning things differently. the community seemed that they raised expectation from us. we said that we were thereby to make community competent by accompanying to identify their strengths for development. they supported. however, its natural they had expectation from us. we need to make them realize that it is their competent which will help to meet their expectations by self. besides, there was another challenge, everyone was query about community personal life. they shared their story but they were not prepared. we learned that we need to make every community clear about our CLCP objectives.

unlearning...many more things to learn...learning and transfering never ending process..

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Comment by jyoti bohara on June 11, 2013 at 9:56pm

thank you... we will work together to learn the best part of learning

Comment by Hemendra Chaudhary on June 11, 2013 at 6:22pm

Thanks for posting on our behalf! Really enjoyed!

Comment by Usa Duongsaa on June 11, 2013 at 1:09pm

Great to read the first posting from the Nepal team. Well done, Jyoti! Hope there will be part 2 to this blog, so that we can read about your reflection on what you learned from that first SALT visit and how to do better next time :-)   Am really impressed with the enthusiasm already emerging loud and clear in Nepal!

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