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New experience in SALT training

I am Shanti Rambari, President of Arshibad Sansthan. Our organization has been working with backward Dalit communities in Mymensingh headquarters. I had the opportunity to participate in a training at GFC on behalf of this organization. GFC organizes training on SALT.

The start was great. A total of twelve participants participated, two each from the…


Added by Santi rambari on November 24, 2023 at 8:14am — No Comments

Sharing my experience about SALT training

Hi. I'm Sneha Farzana, volunteer of Arshirbad, a non- profit organization.

Last 17th and 18th November,2023, I had an opportunity to join the SALT (Stimulate, Appreciate, Learn,Transfer) Training organized by GFC (Global fund for children) on behalf of Arshirbad. It was a great…


Added by Sneha Farzana on November 23, 2023 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The importance of SALT in development sector: An observation

In the context of planning development processes for any NGOs “SALT” can be an acronym representing approach to community development. SALT stands for “Stimulate, Appreciate, Learn, and Transfer”. This approach emphasizes…


Added by Lakshmikanta Singh on November 21, 2023 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

SALT- more than a conversation.

My name is Mariam Atia Azad, and I work at Grow Your Reader Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Bangladesh.

In our drive to achieve success, we often forget what we leave behind when climbing to the top. On the other hand, we can also become too dependent on others to achieve something. This thinking only about oneself or dependency, is where I believe true meaningful development is lost. The ideology of…


Added by Mariam Atia Azad on November 21, 2023 at 5:36am — 3 Comments

“Embracing Personal Accountability: A Significant Aspect of the SALT Approach"

In the pursuit of our goals and aspirations, we often find ourselves exploring various approaches and strategies to ensure success. By adopting the SALT approach, we enable ourselves to take charge of our lives, grow from setbacks, and create deep connections founded on integrity and confidence. In this method, one of the most important aspects is personal accountability; as it facilitates the achievement of community goals.

What else can be expected other than increased…


Added by Tasnim Chowdhury on November 20, 2023 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

The Transformative Power of SALT: A Journey of Listening, Learning, and Community Building


I am Sadia Jafrin, founder of Grow Your Reader Foundation based in Bangladesh and we have been selected as the pioneer cohort member of the ARC initiative of the Global Fund for Children.

In a world filled with noise, true connection often requires more than just hearing words — it demands the art of deep…


Added by Sadia Jafrin on November 19, 2023 at 8:11am — 4 Comments

Listen carefully to others

I am Sneha Farjana, working as a volunteer with Ashirbad community based organisation in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.  Am about to finish my Master's in English Literature. I attended SALT event on 17th and 18th Nov organized by Global Fund for Children (GFC). I have started using SALT. Here is an example.

One of my close friend's father died about 6/7months. He was the only earning member of his family. After his death my friends family facing some financial problem and my friend become…


Added by Sneha Farzana on November 19, 2023 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

When someone hears us

Ashirbad organization has been working in Dalit community in their own way in Mymensingh, Bangladesh  This organization is a community based organization.

After Arshibad  joining GFC, Shanawaz and Rituu B Nanda  visited Arshibad as representatives of GFC .  First they were welcomed by the executive members and staff of Arshibad Sansthan, Dalit community leaders.  Through personals introduction, build a relationship,…


Added by Santi rambari on November 18, 2023 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

A Step Closer to Fulfilling Dreams...

For the past two years, the Avani organization has been actively engaged in the villages of Nandwal, Vashi, Kandgaon, and Pirwadi, focusing on the SALT (Stimulate, Appreciate, Listen, Learn, link, Team, and Transfer) approach. SALT involved engaging with people of all ages in the villages,…


Added by Imran on November 1, 2023 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Youths experience and acknowledge the benefits of the shade house cultivation of greens and vegetables to mitigate threats of climate change

Informal conversation contributes to the internalization of opportunities / initiatives to the community

That day, after a satisfactory and motivating three-hour session of work in the shade house and selling some greens to community members, 6 young women and 3 young men sat and engaged in an informal socializing conversation. The environment was conducive, they sat in an area they had previously cleared among the trees. “Why don’t we…


Added by Autry Haynes on October 29, 2023 at 11:26am — No Comments

Are you a farmer?

We enter a spic and span house of a couple who are organic farmers. My colleague Vikrant​ from Avani has been having SALT conversations with the ​male farmer, Mr Sanjay Chavan from Village Kandgaon, Maharashtra. The farmer has also contributed to the village's dream during this process which included a dialogue with village adolescents and children on organic farming.

When we asked him about the good things he has…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 24, 2023 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Training on CLCPC_ A Step towards Sustainability & Ownership

Hi,  I’m Rati Lama, a SALT facilitator of Rural Aid organization, Kalchini Block, Alipurduar District, would like to share once again about the Training on CLCP (Community Life Competence Process) cycle to the SHGs (Self Help Groups) and parents of adolescent children of Kalchini Tea gardens with support of my team members Dheeraj, Sanjay and Nityam.…


Added by Rati lama on October 16, 2023 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Power of SALTs facilitation_How Adolescent Child had Prevented Herself from Being Victim of Cyber Crime

Hi, I’m Rati Lama, a SALT facilitator of Rural Aid organization, Kalchini Block, Alipurduar District. Here is my short testimonial video which was recorded in the year 2022.

The video revealed the Power of SALTs facilitation, "how…


Added by Rati lama on October 15, 2023 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Community Led - Action from their Dream building_Dima Community

Hi everyone ! This is Dheeraj Lepcha from Rural Aid NGO working with support from Global Fund for Children in Alipurduar District, Kalchini block (State of West Bengal, India) on the issue of  Prevention child trafficking.  We had already started working on community sustainability and ownership in our tea gardens through…


Added by Dheeraj Lepcha on October 11, 2023 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to make access to safe water more sustainable – Part 1

Hi all, in this new episode of the How To Build Community podcast I chat with a specialist with 25 years experience of leading water and sanitation projects across Africa. He describes how more and more communities are turning to a business-based approach to water management. It's really interesting! You can listen here:…


Added by Jake Lloyd on October 4, 2023 at 5:01pm — No Comments

An introduction to orality

Before writing was developed, cultures passed along their traditions, history and identity, through stories, proverbs, poems, songs and riddles. These are all oral art forms. In other words they are spoken, sung or chanted, and can form part of dance, drama or discussion.

They are a way to communicate everything that matters without putting anything into writing.

In this new 'How To Build Community' episode, I chat with an orality expert from Sierra Leone, and hear that even…


Added by Jake Lloyd on October 1, 2023 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Podcast: How to make our global health system fit for the future

Hi all!

In this recent episode of the 'how to build community' podcast you can listen in on a conversation of community leaders from around the world - all members of Arukah Network - in which they discuss how to make the global health system fit for the future. And the answer, they argue, is to put ‘community’ at its centre. It's an interesting conversation, featuring voices from India, Laos, Nepal, Nigeria and…


Added by Jake Lloyd on September 20, 2023 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Because of SALT daughter realize mothers dream

Met with Anganwadi Sevika while working in connection with SALT in Vashi. Anganwadi sevika explained their problem that the number of children in Anganwadi is decreasing and parents are admitting their children to English medium schools. At that time Anganwadi sevika find the solution is that they should communicate with parents through SALT. It is one of impact of SALT. Anganwadi sevika realize the strength of SALT.…


Added by Shahrukh Atpade on September 6, 2023 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

SALT enabled her to study even after marriage

SALT process is being implemented in Nandwal village, Maharashtra, India under the project Gender Equality through Avani organization. This work has reached many people in the village.

Six months ago when village panchayat elections were held in Nandwal village, a woman named Trishala (name changed) stood in our ward as a woman candidate. She used to visit my house…


Added by Jayashri Kamble on September 6, 2023 at 11:19am — No Comments

Exploring strengths through conversation :)

Recently, in a candid conversation with a friend, I asked him a question that caught him off guard: "What makes you feel proud?" His immediate response was that pride seemed like too high an emotion to truly experience. Intrigued, I followed up with another question: "Can you recall any incidents from your past that brought you happiness?" Although he hesitated at first, he eventually opened up, sharing a few instances where his work had taken him around the world, offering him a lot…


Added by Kasthuri Divya on September 1, 2023 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

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