Connecting local responses around the world
"Ramotswa was the breeding ground for SALT and its inevitable spontaneous transfer in the South-East District and beyond.” Those of you who have read the successful series, Ladies no. 1 Detective Agency will be familiar with the name. So where is Ramotswa?
Ramotswa is a village 20 km from the Gabarone, the capital of Botswana. I am currently posted there as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana. Peace Corps is a Global Volunteer Service Program of the US Government. I am…Continue
I learned about this in a session on Saturday.
As Laura Simm described the story of the rose in her garden and what it means to her - I was overpowered by the emotions I felt. For one, I could feel the powerful bond she had with her grandmother; at the same time feeling a sense of loss that I had nothing similar to hold on to. It was a very visceral reaction - happiness and sadness at the same time.
As we continued on the storytelling and relating journey - I was amazed at the…Continue
Yesterday I conducted my first SALTY activity. Well, technically I didn't conduct it because I don't have the language skills. I shared the idea with my field team member Krishna and she conducted the session. My colleague Balaram and I brainstormed to design the session.
Having just completed my SALT facilitator training, this was a momentous occasion for me.…Continue
From What is Wrong to What is Strong - Cormac Russell
I heard this at a workshop I attended yesterday in New Delhi at the NGO SEEDS.
On the projection screen was a quote by Pablo Neruda - We must dream our way.
I was overjoyed to say the least. Why???
Because I did not expect to see SALT in action :-)
I was surprised because, in all my years in the development…Continue