Stories about Response (2,152)

Igniting the dreams of children

At  Global Fund for Children. we have introduced Constellation’s SALT and community life competence process (CLCP) to some NGO partners in India. SALT helps the NGO staff to step back and create space for the children, youth and community to carve their own path based on their strengths. Recently I visited to learn from the communities of two NGOs – Avani (Maharashtra State) and Rural Aid (West Bengal state)

Weaving the common dream- Outsiders tend to offer project…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 15, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Different Strengths for One Dream_Group SALT

Hello everyone, We, Rural Aid NGO work with support from Global Fund for Children is in Alipurduar District, Kalchini Block State of West Bengal, India. We work in the tea gardens on the issue of trafficking and child labour.  

On dated 29th of April, 2022, we have organized the Community group SALT among the community of…

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Added by SANJAY LOHARA on May 11, 2022 at 2:00pm — No Comments

L’écoute en cercle  mène-t-elle à l’action?

Le 8 avril 2022, 30 personnes se retrouvent au  Brussels Podcast Festival pour participer à la présentation par  l'équipe de Circlo  du Podcast  “Les Défricheurs”. L’estrade au fond de la salle ne servira pas. Une trentaine de chaises sont disposées en cercle.   Au centre, 6 chaises accueilleront la conversation. L'équipe de Circlo invite les…

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Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on May 2, 2022 at 8:58pm — No Comments

We ALL want our concerns addressed and our hopes achieved

We ALL  wish our hopes are achieved and our concerns are addressed. Achieving this begins with the individual dream, moving to the group dream and then to the community dream. The result is a statement that reflects the ‘spirit’ of what the community wants to achieve so that they can realize their full potential and live comfortable lives. It does not mean, however, that life is perfect, but people can cope…

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Added by Autry Haynes on May 1, 2022 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

REVE DES ENFANTS IME (Institut Médico Educatif)

Faire rêver les enfants de l’Institut Médico Educatif (IME) de Péron

  La commission sensibilisation aux handicaps – solidarité – santé de la commune de Péron a décidé de coopérer avec l’association Hubert Gouin Enfants & Cancer et La Constellation France pour apporter un soutien à l’Institut Médico Educatif de Péron à travers une activité…

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Added by Loli Rey on April 28, 2022 at 8:56pm — 3 Comments

How To Support People With An Alcohol Addiction

"Addiction lives in solitude, aloneness and darkness. It doesn't live in community, togetherness and connection."

Jon is a recovering alcoholic from the UK. In this latest episode of our 'How To Build Community' podcast, he shared with me a raw and powerful story of his struggle with addiction and journey of recovery. Along the way, he reflects on how best you can support people you know who are facing similar challenges. Listen here!…

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Added by Jake Lloyd on April 20, 2022 at 9:25pm — No Comments

SALT as an opener for community conversations

I work with L'Afrikana in 10 slum areas like kabiria,kibera,waithaka and kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya. We work with adolescent girls, particularly on the issue of teenage pregnancy. Although the law allows abortion in exceptional medical circumstances, girls tend to go to quack doctors for termination of pregnancy. Unsafe abortion and its complications like excessive bleeding is a major problem in Kenya, endangering the lives of many young women. Young girls who are pregnant are under a lot…

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Added by Aaliyah Busolo Quintonne on April 1, 2022 at 12:00am — No Comments

Shared organisation dream- a driving force for the staff

In my role at Global Fund for Children, I am fortunate to work  with NGO Avani. I facilitated Community life competence process (CLCP) at organizational level with some members of the Avani team- deeply listening to them and learning about their individual and organizational strengths and gifts they have. When I facilitated a common dream with them, the dream was in the form of text, drawing and song. …

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 19, 2022 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Podcast: How To Love Your Enemy - Lessons From A World Leading Climate Activist

What does it mean to love your enemy? Why is it important? And how can you go about doing it? In this episode we put these questions to world leading climate campaigner ALASTAIR MCINTOSH.

His work is inspired by his Quaker faith, and in this interview he describes how he approaches encounters with his own "enemies", as told in his most recent book Riders On The Storm.…

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Added by Jake Lloyd on March 17, 2022 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Three mentally ill patients admitted at CPR Hospital for treatment.

Three mentally ill patients admitted at CPR Hospital for treatmentthrough a  EKATI Organization.

In the last one week, 3 mentally ill patients were admitted to the psychiatric ward for treatment at CPR government Hospital. Men from Takala Ramakrishna Hotel, women from Wakhre Fata and men from Inchalkaranji Hanuman Temple were rescued. After bathing and cleaning, all the tests were done to get the three admitted for treatment. He used to do strange things like singing songs in the…

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Added by Abhijeet Jadhav on March 4, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Joy of sharing....

SALT activity was conducted on the brick kiln project at Ankli at Sangli.

Teenagers do not want to participate in our acitivities. When we invited them they refused to come. 

We convinced them. We held the meeting using different skills. In this meeting, girls and…

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Added by Abhijeet Jadhav on March 2, 2022 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

SALT helps in reflection on gender equality

We at Avani NGO are working on gender equality.

Recently, I had individual SALT conversations with three people from Village Nandwal, Kolhapur (India). Two were farmers, one male and one female and one is a clerk at the local university.



SALT is allowing open conversations with people. The lady shared that when she was in high school, they had take a bus as the high school was far from the village. At the bus-stop, while young boys and girls waited every day for the bus…

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Added by Vikrant Jadhav on February 15, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Connection between 4 generation... Connection Between SALT.....

Imran, Shahrukh and I (from Avani NGO)  visited the women members of a family from four generations on 27th Jan in the village of Nandwal, Kolhapur District, India. As we appreciated and listened to them, they shared the difficult situations they had tackled but not shared with anyone even their family members. There were moments of joy, moments of tears. We build a very strong bond we did not realise that we had spent more than two hours together.

  • Results of the SALT…
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Added by Jayashri Kamble on February 12, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Podcast: How To Make People Feel Welcome - A Story Of Disability & Inclusion In The Jordanian Church

Why is it important to make people who are different to you feel welcome? And what impact can it have when you do?

MUNA ABU GHAZALEH from Jordan was born with various disabilities that meant she would struggle to ever talk, walk or live an independent life. But she is now an expert in the theology of inclusion, and in this new episode she is sharing her story and expertise with us.…

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Added by Jake Lloyd on February 12, 2022 at 12:00am — No Comments

To serve is beautiful, if only with whole heart and a free mind_SALT

Hi everyone, I’m Rati Lama, a facilitator of Rural Aid organisation, Kalchini Block, Alipurduar District. Here is my 2nd SALT blog story from a 34 years old man who himself is a Panchayat member of Gangutia Tea garden, Kalchini Block.

On dated 3rd February, 2022, I had SALT visit with a 34 years old man who himself is a Panchayat…

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Added by Rati lama on February 8, 2022 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Strong woman, Raised up _ SALT

Hi ! Everyone.. Here is a story of Strong widow woman who rose up as an independent woman.

A 32 years old widow woman who lived with her five (5) years old child at the teagarden of Kalchini Out Division, Kalchini Block, Alipurduar District, West Bengal.

On dated 22nd of January’2022, we, the facilitators of Rural Aid team, Sanjay Lohara, Rati Lama and Dheeraj…

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Added by Dheeraj Lepcha on February 3, 2022 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Help others without ceasing_ SALT

A short proud story from the life of 45 years old woman, who is also a member of SHG at Bhatpara tea garden.

Hi everyone, I’m Nityam Ghosh. I work with Rural Aid NGO with support from Global Fund for Children is in Alipurduar District, Kalchini Block, State of West Bengal, India. We work in the tea gardens on the issue of trafficking and child labour.Here is story from my SALT visit in blog.…

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Added by Nityam Ghosh on January 25, 2022 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

SALT Visit with 80 Years Old Young Boys.. A New Experience!

     The SALT visit was conducted in the evening at village Kerli with the 80-year-old young boy on 3rd Dec'21 evening. An 80-year-old man was sitting on the bench chatting with his peers. I went to him and said, "I want to chat with you. Will you take me in your group ..?" he said, in the local language “Ya ki rao” which means yes you are welcome. After that,…

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Added by Imran on January 20, 2022 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

“ Sacrifice is also a part of dream_SALT”

A strong determination story from a 21 years old female youth who works hard and sacrifices her dream for the education of her brother

Hi everyone, I’m Pancham Minj. I work with a Rural Aid NGO with support from Global Fund for Children in Alipurduar District, Kalchini Block, State of West Bengal, India. We work in the tea gardens on the issue of trafficking and child labour. Here is my first blog from my SALT visit.

This is a story of a 21 years old female youth who live with…

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Added by Pancham minj on January 19, 2022 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Podcast: Dancing With Thieves In São Paulo’s Favelas

Hi all, In this episode of the 'How To Build Community' show, CALLY MAGALHĀES shares a story so remarkable it's being made into a feature film. In the Brazilian prison in which she worked, she started a drama project where youth offenders reenact the crimes that put them in prison in the first place. But crucially, they play the role of their victims. Here she explains how this idea has led to a 70-80% reduction in reoffending rates.…

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Added by Jake Lloyd on January 11, 2022 at 11:33pm — No Comments

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