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"Merci Rituu et Himani! Traduction: Rituu B. Nanda / Himani Sharma Quand nous avons changé notre façon de travailler et adopté SALT, la communauté a commencé à assumer la responsabilité de sa…"
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Rituu B. Nanda
The Constellation & Institute of Social Studies Trust
About Me:
Am still asking the question -who am I?
I love SALT but practice is difficult.
I want to explore the connection between SALT and spirituality.

My professional interests are facilitating community conversations and action, participatory action research, participatory evaluation, gender and equity issues; complexity and systems thinking; Public health is the sector I have worked mostly in.
My dream:
I have these dreams,the closer I get to them in this life time, I would have achieved my life purpose:
-Be non-judgemental
-Have no expectations from anyone as they are cause of misery
-to be selfless in whatever I do. If I help I do not expect anything in return, if I care I have no selfish motive. Otherwise its business.
-to connect as a human being with others
-to be appreciative
-to be a deep and compassionate listener and also listen to my inner voice
I'm proud of:
that I have tried to follow my instinct and inner voice in this life time. When I facilitate SALT feel that this is what I was meant to do.
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When we changed our way of working to SALT, community began to take responsibility of its health

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Himani Sharma worked as SALT facilitator in NGO called Mamta, India. In this video, she shares her experience of engaging patients and communities in #HealthRise project supported by Abt Associates in Catholic Health Foundation of India - Udaipur and NGO Mamta- Shimla (India). This project used Constellation's approach CLCP and SALT for…


‘Ownership’ of evaluation & evaluative mindset in communities – key to achieving the goal of No one left behind

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:49pm 1 Comment

We often use the term community participation in evaluation but do we reflect enough on the degree and depth of this engagement?“Use of participatory tools alone do not guarantee ‘ownership’. Evaluation can be a largely extractive process of getting data from the communitiesdid the communities have a say in what data has to be collected?” (LaiaGriñó (2015), DME for peace webinar).In “Theory of ownership” Philip Forth argues, “When I decide what to do and I do…


11-13 year olds as stakeholders

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

Background : We started CLCP with adolescents( age group 17-19 years old) who attend computer classes in SAATHI Community centre of Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi, India. The aim is how they can be themselves and discover their inner potential. Additionally, how can they value and support each other and work towards a community they want. We met the adolescent girls, then boys and finally on 2nd November 2018, we invited both the groups to meet and share with…


Lessons: facilitating youth in their late teens/adolescence

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

Third meeting:  mixed group of boys and girls (step one of CLCP) 

We started CLCP with adolescents who attend computer classes in SAATHI Community centre of Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi in India. The aim is how they can be themselves and discover their inner potential. Additionally, how can they value and support each…


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At 8:08pm on December 15, 2018, Dharmendra Bana said…

Dear Ritu,

Thanks for adding me on Community Life Competence group. As per your suggestion I have added my profile picture. It is really nice to be a part this wonderful platform. 

Best regards,

Dharmendra Bana

At 4:36pm on May 31, 2018, Nancepreet Kaur said…

Hello Ritu, Marlou & Marie,

Thanks very much for adding us (VHAI) to your online community. It is great  to be part of active global knowledge sharing platform. 

Will upload my photo as well as experience soon :)

Best Wishes

Dr. Nancy


At 1:31am on May 29, 2018, Moses Himakanta said…

Thanks team. Am humbled

At 9:02pm on March 21, 2018, jolanda kirpensteijn said…

But I see I a photo? I put one at the start. Don't you see it?

At 5:08pm on January 9, 2018, Anthony D. Pfeiffer said…

My experience in this particular is brand new. Most of my experiences of community both good & challenging have been faith-based in the United States, Canada, & Puerto Rico. 

For several years I was active in the Mankind Project local community in Cleveland, OH. New Warriors is a rite of passage for men with weekly groups for support. I facilitated several of these during my time there. 

I love everything about community, especially sitting in circle. Currently, I am a co-host for monthly World Cafe online calls. Also, taken a course on The Circle Way. 

My BIG wild idea is a sustainable ecosystem where each of us is supported for life. We have someone greeting us at birth and usually helping us leave at death. Our first breath is witnessed by another human being. And, so is our last. Why not have life support for every breath in between? From cradle to grave. 

At 5:01pm on January 9, 2018, Anthony D. Pfeiffer said…


Your post is inspiring! I had to grab the last part and repeat it here:

Everyone knows what isn't right...their flaws, their weaknesses, but few people know and focus on their strengths, the talents, their skills, their blessings... what is right. It's true isn't it... when our own mental patterns guide us we feel so empowered, no matter what challenges we have, no matter what mountains we need to climb, we make a plan and go about getting it done. More importantly, when we share our dream with others they feel the need to help us fulfill our dreams. We dream together and each other’s words feed our minds and stimulate thought and action.

I end with a beautiful quote by Dom Helder Camara: When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.

At 5:00pm on January 9, 2018, Anthony D. Pfeiffer said…

Yes, I will add a photo. Working on a new headshot. 

At 3:35pm on January 9, 2018, Awuor PONGE said…

Dear Rituu,

Thank you for your very kind words. I will try and do a few statements. At the moment however, I'm bogged down with some strict deadlines.


At 3:04am on January 9, 2018, Anthony D. Pfeiffer said…

Hi Rituu, 

Thank you for your kind words. A dream that for me, must become a reality. We need each other. 

Julia Cameron in her book "The Artist's Way" said "We are to midwife one another's dreams." 

At 8:14am on November 12, 2017, Akhilesh Kumar Terwari said…

It is experienced that children and adolescent girls can provide unbiased feedback and raised the issues affecting them, their families, schools and wider community-if equipped with skills, opportunities and platforms for participation. We are building skills of children and adolescent girls for up streaming their issues through writing their stories, participating in community level participatory planning on their needs, communicating with service providers, influencing gendered and development oriented behaviors. Oracle under its CSR initiatives is supporting us for empowering adolescent girls in sphere of integrated  community development in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. We would like to associate with you to share and enhance journalistic skills of children and adolescent girls for their sustainable empowerment. 



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