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My colleagues Anweshaa Ghosh, Rituu B Nanda and I from the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) conducted a training of leaders of 10 Domestic Workers' Trade Unions from Delhi and Maharashtra on SALT and community life competence process in April 2016. Some of the participants of the workshop tried using SALT with domestic workers and shared the positive results of the exercise. Given below are some of the photos and comments shared by them over Whatsapp .
Anita Yadav, Society for Labour and Development, Gurgaon, 25th April 2016
We usually go to the domestic worker community with our own agenda and don't care if they understand. SALT helped us to go deeper in conversation with the community. Attached SALT report in Hindi
Chinmayee Samal from Nirmala Sundharam Memorial-Apna Nirman Mazdoor, Delhi, 10th May 2016 " I did SALT visit with leaders of domestic workers. Earlier we used to go to the community and give them lecture on their rights, trade union. They understood but did not take action or show interest. Now through SALT we tried to find their strengths and what they wanted as domestic workers. They liked the session as they had got time to talk about themselves.It was initially difficult to ask them about their achievements but then they shared their stories. "
Laxmi Naik, Nirmaan Majdoor Sanghatan, Maharashtra, 26th May 2016 "We did a SALT process in one of our community indira nagar on issue housing rights. it was helpful but we also faced little difficulty."
Niyazmin, National Domestic Workers Movement, Delhi, 7th June 2016
We did SALT activity with the group and its very effective. It is my job to meet the domestic worker community. When I invite them for a meeting very few come and leave in a short time. This time I decided to use SALT in Ranga pahari community and where we tried to identify their strengths. They were very happy to share their stories and wanted to continue the meeting as they said someone was listening to them for the first time. I try to leave at 5 pm as its hard to get a bus for home but they insisted that we continue the meeting beyond 5 pm. I will do SALT again. We would like to train our domestic workers leaders in SALT.
Laxmi Naik, Nirmaan Majdoor Sanghatan, Maharashtra, 17th June 2016