Connecting local responses around the world
We Imran and me are community facilitators from a NGO called Avani in Kolhapur, Maharashtra (India). We have recently been introduced to SALT through Global Fund for Children project. We plan to use SALT in 4 villages to build leadership of children, youth and community on gender equality.
As the first step, we decided to meet the village local government officials called Gram Panchayat to seek their permission to start SALT process in this village. The plan was to submit an official…Continue
Added by Shahrukh Atpade on October 20, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
At the marketplace in the Global Learning Fest, Beyond Social Services shared about their 'Sew We Can' initiative. This is an example of CLCP and SALT in Singapore.
Challenge due to the lockdown during the pandemic
Before the pandemic, Beyond had been supporting a group of women to earn through baking products. As women lost their livelihood after the pandemic, 'Sew can we' initiative was born and example of adapting…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 4, 2021 at 6:56pm — No Comments
While discussing medical statistics, I remind myself about what Nassim Taleb has said: 'Probability is not a mere computation of odds on the dice (or more complicated variants), it is the acceptance of the lack of certainty in our knowledge...'.
This makes me think how we - as human beings, can simplify (and perhaps over pathologise) by 'categorising' to make the uncertain feel more certain. While these principles might be more relevant to quantitative methodology,…Continue
Added by Lamiya Samad Malik on October 3, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments
During the Global Learning Festival- day two i.e. 2nd Oct, we went live with a youth group in Eastern Kenya- Aun, Autry, Bhakynti, Bono, Joseph, Ornella, Sylvereen, Wiwin, Widah and Rituu
How the group was set up
The local church and SALT facilitators encouraged setting up of a village youth group. This consists of young boys and girls and also some children.What motivates them is the needs of the community. For instance during the COVID-19 pandemic they…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 2, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Today was my first day of being so very warmly welcomed by Community Life Competence - a group of unique individuals having shared vision - 'the art of seeing the invisible visible'. These words define vision and echo in my mind - presented as a plaque to my father during one of the Diabetes Conferences. A man of principles and wisdom, who I value even more as time passes...he passed away just before the first lockdown started here in the UK.
As I was familiarising myself…Continue
Added by Lamiya Samad Malik on October 2, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments
We met on Zoom during the Global learning Festival on 1st Oct'21 and watched the video of Thai community response to COVID-19- Loli, Rafique, Swathi, Usman, Widad,and Rituu.
Added by wiwin winarni on September 2, 2021 at 6:49am — No Comments
Hi all, we have a really interesting new episode on Arukah Network's 'How To Build Community' podcast...
How can you help your community, organisation or team get better at problem-solving? In this episode, join 'Psychological Safety' expert ERIN LLOYD ROTICH from the USA, Tearfund's PRANAYA CHHETRI from Nepal, and FWANGMUN OSCAR DANLADI from the pioneering Jos Green Centre in Nigeria, as they help us search for answers...…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on August 9, 2021 at 9:08pm — No Comments
“I am not SALTY at home.”
I realized, that although I have applied SALT in my work, I never gave a chance to share it with my family. There was that clear separation between home and family life. And although it works for some, it oftentimes gives me stress when these two worlds do not overlap. Just the mere switching on/off to work or family mode had become exhausting. I also realized that the dream I developed many years ago is only about work and only involves one aspect…Continue
When I was invited by Marlou de Rouw over a year and a half ago to join the facilitation team for a blended SALT-CLCP course with the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD) in Thailand, I gladly accepted the invitation and looked forward to co-facilitating the course which would combine face-to-face learning events with…Continue
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Dear Friends of The Constellation,
We are pleased to share with you The Constellation 2020 Report: https://the-constellation.org/the-constellation-report-2020-english/…Continue
A new episode of Arukah's 'How To Build Community' show is out!
SHAYDANY URBANI helps people to identify and challenge fake news, as part of her work with the organisation 'First Draft'. Here she shares her top tips and advice, alongside case studies of people successfully fighting fake news around the world.…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on June 14, 2021 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Mr John was a small-built, unassuming man, of cheerful countenance and pragmatic approach. He had impeccable command over the English Language. He was…Continue
It has been a long while since I did any activity with the Pinoy Competence, much more with anybody from the Constellation. That email inviting a facilitator from Asia came in as a surprise as well as invigorating as drops of rain in a parched field on a summer day!
One email, two preparatory meetings, and now we are into the second day of the third team in this 3 Day…Continue
As we focus on SALT and gain insights in ourselves and those with whom we work, we also bring to it a variety of experiences and knowledge that we have accumulated. These additions need to be pondered over specially to see whether there is harmony between SALT and additional learnings, or some contradictions take place. While inadvertent contradictions present a challenge to all SALT champions, the harmony elements too need to be acknowledged, and not…Continue
I was so happy and proud to be assigned to facilitate virtual SALT Training for our dear Beyond Social Service Singapore. The training was conducted for 9 days and split into 3 days per week starting from 17 May until 2 June 2021. For me, it means a lot particularly the side effect of furnishing my English. I have no doubt to work with any SALT facilitators all around the world since we can easily be connected since we believe in humanity and SALT. But what? I've got a lot of learning,…Continue
In Jan-Feb'21- Ramaiah International Centre for Public Health Innovations (RICPHI) evaluation for our project was out and Constellation team was planning a webinar on the project. The HealthRise Transition grant funded by Medtronic Foundation and implemented jointly by MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother and Child, Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), in which the Constellation, worked toward reducing premature mortality associated with NCDs through SALT and Community…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 16, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I am very upset that I am writing this as I have suffered a major loss with passing away of Dr Jana, one of my mentors.
When at UNAIDS, I had exchanged emails with him. I left UNAIDS. First of my assignments happen to be the IDRC project on documentation and advocacy by sex workers with Dr Veronica Magar. This 2 year project was with DMSC and WNU when I got to collaborate with DMSC team of Paramita, Santanu, Mitra di, Samaita and others. I went on to…Continue
Coming from a country where English language is not the mother tongue of the vast majority of its population, and where even the national language is not commonly understood in rural areas and small town, and especially by women, introducing SALT has been a challenge. How to convey the meaning by each letter of SALT? This initial hurdle was soon overcome, and relevant words were found for each SALT letter. However, the local acronym emerging from the translations was not used, as it…Continue
How is one to introduce herself/himself to a marginalized community, after having been introduced to SALT and advised to take the SALT approach. After initial greetings, and thanking the community members for being there, is the person to say: I am going to use the SALT approach with you… This will help you understand yourself.
An informal discussion with a group of community based workers led to a discussion on how they introduced themselves on their…Continue
Added by Kausar Skhan on May 9, 2021 at 5:16pm — No Comments