Stories about Response (2,040)

A new reality and new opportunities

“Thank you for asking me to join the local community group, it gave me so much”, Zohra tells Ghalia. “I got to know a lot of nice people since I moved to Zeeburgereiland two years ago. I can always say hi to someone when I walk on the street.”, Guus recollects. “I really appreciated a small shelter from the rain on my way to this training”, Oldoez says. The group shared their appreciations with each other.

Last month, a group op neighbours from Zeeburgereiland and IJburg in the…

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Added by iSiZ on April 2, 2020 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Enjoy - Stay Safe and Well! Community Matters.

Enjoy - Stay Safe and Well! Community Matters

We want a strong, engaged and vibrant neighbourhood where all people feel safe, supported and connected. Unfortunately, like many other communities, in the era of COVID-19 all over the World currently face a drug, food, health and economic challenges that are affecting our community right from the Winnipeg to the World at a large.  Winnipeggers’ are known for the collective teach-in about the realities of life in their society and…

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Added by Avnish Jolly on March 29, 2020 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Self Assessment in COVID (in Spanish) - Autoevaluacion en COVID (en espanol)

Estamos haciendo nuestra parte para impedir la transmisión del coronavirus?

Qué os parece si haceis este simple ejercicio en familia, mismo a distancia?Vuestras respuestas serán gratamente apreciadas. Cuídense!

Coronavirus: ¡Hagamos nuestra parte!

Para evitar que los más viejos de nosotros mueran prematuramente por el COVID-19, tenemos un papel crucial que desempeñar. ¿Quieres comprobar si estás haciendo tu parte? Date una puntuación por cada práctica y…

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Added by Loli Rey on March 20, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Building Community In A Crisis: The Science of Kindness, Connection and Control

Hi all.

Yesterday I spoke with a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in helping groups of people to thrive under stressful conditions.

Lots of good insights e.g. I had no idea that being kind can boost our immune system. And kindness is contagious!

https://soundcloud.com/user-471889218/building-community-in-a-crisis

Thanks…

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Added by Jake Lloyd on March 18, 2020 at 9:09pm — No Comments

COVID-19 Self Assessment- for Individuals, Communities & doctors and health care workers

Dr. Jean Louis and me have over the past few days developed the COVID-19 Self Assessments for the Individual and Community levels respectively. These are only at a draft stage as they have just been pilot tested.

These Self Assessments (SA) consists of a list of practices: 14 at the personal or individual level and 12 for the resident groups or communities.

The lists of practices is just a suggestion of what we developed and has proved useful to us. We are sure this list of…

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Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on March 16, 2020 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Coronavirus, faisons notre part!

Chers amis de la Constellation

Voici un cadre d'autoévaluation pour stimuler les réponses locales face au coronavirus. Vous voulez bien le tester pour vous mêmes, en famille ou avec n'importe quel groupe? Aussi, ppouvez vous le partager avec vos autorités publiques, afin qu'ils voient le potentiel des réponses locales face à ce nouveau défi? Merci de poster votre expérience ici. Ensemble nous surmonterons le défi posé par le coronavirus!

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 14, 2020 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

Coronavirus: let us do our part!

Dear Constellation Friends

Attached is a proposed Self Assessment framework for your perusal. Do try it individually, with your family and with other groups. Also, share it with public authorities to get their buy in and support! Do post your experience with it here! Coronavirus_%20let%20us%20do%20our%20part%21.pdf

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 14, 2020 at 8:01am — 2 Comments

Transition from home maker to SALT facilitator

 

Vidya is an ordinary mother with two kids. She joined HealthRise as SALT facilitator very recently in 2019. Initially, Vidya was hesitant to work in the project. She was afraid to go alone for SALT visits in the village amongst the community. She was fearful while interacting with patients, community members or front line health workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW. She used to think what and how will I talk when I am with the…

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Added by Rekharani Sharma on March 13, 2020 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Local response to COVID-19 by family a friends in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

COVID 19 is a pandemic that has struck the human race very badly.  Though in human history we had seen these kinds of epidemics and pandemics this situation is a little different as there is no vaccine or medicine to prevent or to cure.  This calls for an immediate action that can curtail the spread of COVID 19 and can also support people and families infected with the virus. 

As facilitators and champions of community life competence process we have a considerable experience of…

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Added by M.L. Prabakar on March 13, 2020 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Knowledge is Fair

Laura Simms, a story teller based in New York, attended the knowledge Fair in Guwahati, Assam (India). This one day event was supported by Taos Institute.

Constellation with CNES and Voluntary Health Association of Assam has been working on community ownership on health in three districts - Bongaigaon, Udalguri and Kamrup rural. On 5th and 6th feb 2020, community members came together to share and learn on the actions they are taking for health of their children.…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 24, 2020 at 8:29am — No Comments

A small revolution of human resourcefulness and creativity

Laura Simms, story teller based in New York, attended the knowledge Fair in Guwahati. Constellation with CNES and Voluntary Health Association of Assam have been working on community ownership and action on health in three districts - Bongaigaon, Udalguri and Kamrup rural. On 5th and 6th feb 2020, community members came together to share and learn on the actions they are taking for health of their children. Youth role in this process has been strong.

During the festival Laura visited …

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 23, 2020 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Each Single Steps of SALT change community thoughts..........

Dream building exercise did by community and they dream for good health and wealth under Healthrise SALT CLCP Project. Few of them shared to ORW that they dream and forgot. Now in the SALT CLCP PSG meetings we draw our dreams on paper so that we remember and stimulate, what action will plan to dream comes true. Community now ready to start take actions on their dreams. Youth, Male, Female and front line workers participated in that meetings.…

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Added by Shobhit Dubey on February 22, 2020 at 12:54pm — No Comments

A story of STIMULATE IMMEDIATE ACTION "SALT" District Dhamtari Chhattisgarh India.

Hello Everyone! 

I am Vishnu Gupta Public Health Professional working in State Health Resource Center Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

I would like to share my story about "How I was convinced by the impact of SALT" 

                    I discovered SALT during my internship on the HealthRise Project with Mamta-HIMC in Shimla, India.  (see…

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Added by Vishnu Gupta on February 17, 2020 at 1:54am — 2 Comments

The potential of community building

“The good news is that the world has enormous unexploited potential in the form of inspired, intentional, and collective entrepreneurship. But we need to be much more methodical about tapping this dormant force to bring about global movements for good.” (Scharmer & Kaufer, 2014)

I wrote this article A deeper level of humanity about my…

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Added by Birgitta Schomaker on February 16, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Who are my neighbors? Dutch people always seem so busy...

Watching the documentary Waste Time about Moluccan islanders (Saparua, Indonedia) joining forces to…

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Added by Birgitta Schomaker on February 15, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Shift in Gender roles & responsibilities

Background

United Nations’ Gender Development Index confirms that countries with a high level of gender equality have higher immunisation coverage. In India, socially constructed roles and behaviors are attributed to men and women. Too often, the burden of child health falls solely on the shoulders of mother. According a GAVI study, making women the primary target of information campaigns merely perpetuates the idea that taking children to be…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 9, 2020 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

SALT effects go deep within

We went for a SALT visit today to Village Hiragata and digging deeper brought surprising changes to the fore after nearly three years of the project.

Community shared that we cleaned up the playground of the school, planted trees in the ground, installed a water tap and ceiling fans in the classroom. Now the school is clean and beautiful. So what is the result of this, asked Laura Simms. When Children come to school, they enjoy playing in the playground, clean drinking water is…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 6, 2020 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Deep conversations when people dare to be themselves

Did you see any personal change in you after the SALT process? This was one of the questions during the Knowledge Fair in Assam which we asked the participants.  
ASHA* in brightly coloured clothes from Udalguri gets up. And narrates her story. " I must confess that I used to drink alchol and consume intoxicating substances. After…
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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 6, 2020 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

"All Women Aboard" - new programme for refugee women

Strengths-based participatory programme for refugee women in the Netherlands starting soon!  "All Women Aboard"  What a joy to be part of this with The Constellation. 

In partnership with a Dutch agency (Implacement) and a large municipality, we organise a one-year vocational programme for women who came to the Netherlands as part of family reunification. Their refugee husbands received a permit to stay, and recently their wives (and kids) from…

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Added by Birgitta Schomaker on January 20, 2020 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Front Line Workers & Community Leaders calling for SALT

When we start SLAT training to front line workers ANM, Asha and Community leaders response was not good, they don't want to sit together and support each other, After few meetings of SALT, they Sit, Listen, Learn, Transfer Knowledge & Ideas and concerns for their own health, Start to talks on health. Facilitate and find the challenges & solutions in their OWN community. Asha,  Aruna Shrimali call ORW to be part of SALT discussion in the community in Neemuch Kheda Urban Slum, Block…

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Added by Shobhit Dubey on January 15, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

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