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India Competence lost one of its gems

Started this discussion. Last reply by K SWAMINATHAN Apr 16, 2012. 6 Replies

Its very sad and disturbing to hear that we lost our colleague Mr.H. Madhav from Hyderabad in India. We all  pray for his grieving famly members and may his soul rest in peace. As Rittu rightly…Continue



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About Me:
Working with Siaap, a Chennai (Tamil Nadu state in India) based NGO, for the past five years. Bascially a Demographer and completed Ph.D. in Population Studies. Expsore to ACP and SALT gave specail meaning to personal and professional life. I could say that ACP and SALT perse are the driving force to experience and experiment with community.
My dream:
Making communities to realize their strengths, articulate and respond to their issues and to find solutions that best suit their survival environment. A community movement.
I'm proud of:
Being underprevilaged is largely due to lack of exposure, opportunity and guidance at right time. But my community offered all these to me..,


SALT Visit Experience

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:30am 7 Comments

I would like to share my experiences of my two SALT visits in Tamil Nadu, India.


In February 2011, I visited a Sri Lankan Refugee camp located in Kadayanallur block in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu state along with a team of four Community Outreach counsellors. This camp was established nearly 20 years ago for the Tamil people who migrated from Sri Lanka due to civil war. As part of the Rural Youth Project being implemented by SIAAP, we organised a meeting with young men…


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At 6:28am on March 16, 2014, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Hi Swami, hope you are well. A very happy birthday! 

Best wishes,


At 7:52am on November 29, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Hi Swami,

You have been featured on this platform for your contribution to Global Learning Festival. A big thank you!

At 6:35pm on March 15, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Happy birthday!

At 7:25am on May 20, 2010, maya said…
Hi Swami,
Good to know you are in...happy journeying in Ning........what is ASWA and SASS??? Do upload your picture so that people can put a face to your name. Look fwd to reading your postings.
At 10:19am on May 19, 2010, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Dear Swami,

A warm welcome!

Hope you will share some experiences from the field.

Best regards,

At 9:41am on May 19, 2010, Laurence Gilliot said…
Dear K. Swaminathan,

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