February 2013 stories (14)

SALT practice requires courage

The practice of SALT takes courage: this is probably what stuck most in our minds when Rebecca and Joel, Gaston and Laurence, Nathalie and her son Thibault, Rebecca’s friend Eerin and I were privileged to meet in Chiang Mai over the weekend of February 9 and 10.

It takes courage to start a formal meeting with introductions as humans

It takes courage to include a SALT visit in a workshop program, when everyone thinks they already know what communities need

It takes courage to…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on February 28, 2013 at 9:43pm — 8 Comments

Creativity: Are You a Hamster?

When Sue and I came up with our AQ-KQ framework several years ago we included a section on the theme of creativity.

And under the theme of creativity we agreed there were three essential elements;

  • imagination
  • discovery
  • fun &…

Added by chris on February 27, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

The Older and the Younger, Co-creating Futures

This blog was originally posted to axiomnews.ca: My children and I are reading through a book my father wrote about his experiences in several Central American countries. The sense of mission, values and adventure that drove him shines through, stirring our anxieties and longings. I am convinced we will be thinking and acting…


Added by Michelle Strutzenberger on February 26, 2013 at 8:51pm — 4 Comments

Dream: India competence in 2020

Here is the dream from India competence Skype meeting held on  19th January 2012

Participants: Anthony, Indumathi, M L Prabakar, Mukesh Bhachawat, Prabhakar Sinha, Vicky, Rituu B  Nanda

Could not join due to connectivity and other issues- Bobby Ramakant,…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 23, 2013 at 12:30am — 2 Comments


Connections happen when individuals or a group make the effort to get connected with each other.

In the Community I’m working with, one resident reached out to two neighbours.  She (Mdm. A) helped looked after a couple’s baby. At first I thought that she was doing a baby-sitting job, but Mdm.  A told me that the couple always fight and the baby is left crying, so she decided to look after the baby whenever the need arises.

Mdm. A also looks after two boys whose parents are…


Added by Christina Maria Padman on February 15, 2013 at 10:10am — 3 Comments

Community Life Competence Process to strengthen CBOs of Female Sex Workers

CARE India, through SAKSHAM Grant Supplement project works with 42 Community Based Organizations (CBOs)/  NGOs implementing HIV Prevention programme with FSWs and MSMs in 7 districts of Andhra Pradesh with goal of enhancing community response to HIV. SAKSHAM has been successful in promoting development of CBOs through a blended approach of Community-to-Community learning based on SALT as a way of working and thinking.

Sixty Community Resource Pool from the…


Added by YERUVA ANTHONY REDDY on February 13, 2013 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

Grille d'autoévaluation Violences Basées sur le Genre

Chers amis, est-ce qu'il y aurait déjà une grille d'autoévaluation dans les communautés à propos des Violences Basées sur le Genre? Sinon, pourriez-vous m'aider à améliorer cette proposition que j'ai adaptée à partir d'une autre grille?


Ne pouvant pas coller toute la grille ici, je recopie juste les pratiques:

1: Reconnaissance et…


Added by Eric UWINTWAZA on February 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Building competence of Carib indigenous tribe in Guyana

Caribs is one of the nine indigenous tribes in Guyana and live Baramita Village located in the Barima / Waini Region 1 of Guyana. Baramita has approximately 3000 carib indigenous people living in 23 satellite settlements and speak mainly carib language. The Village Council is new having been elected in April 2012 but is committed to confronting the many challenges of governance and development of Baramita. In pursuit of this commitment the Council sought to develop a plan of what it would…


Added by Autry Haynes on February 12, 2013 at 12:45am — 1 Comment

I learned to come first…

I was in grade XII…My favourite subject was ‘Public administration and Management’.  I was the teacher’s pet and wanted to excel the subject.


For me mastering the subject meant that I gave my best and stood first in the class. However, I had no rivalry with others and always compared myself with my own performance in the  examination. I always topped but what happened in Class XII examination had a deep impact on me. I found that I had stood second in the class. I was…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 11, 2013 at 6:43pm — 3 Comments

"Nobody ever comes to speak to us."

I went with some local NGO people as well as members of the Constellation to three villages in Karnataka in India in order to talk with young women in the villages.  The Bill Gates Foundation was supporting work with vulnerable young women and their response to HIV and AIDS. The villages were Nagenhalli, Morigeri and Sushilnagar. Local NGOs had already done much work in the…


Added by Geoff Parcell on February 9, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Death Competence

This is the story of John. He died recently in a village in what I think is the most beautiful part of my country, England. During his long life, John lived and worked in many places, but he died 5 miles away from where he was born. He was 85 years old when he died.

John was a quiet, even shy man. But he had a wide range of interests. He had a deep love of music. He…


Added by Phil on February 8, 2013 at 1:24pm — 9 Comments

Keepind SALT alive in me; dumb, it's urgent!

I need a lot of time to grabs and to understand the essence from my experiences as coach of CLC. What could I do as a person to reveal what I believe on thinking and working into doable activities that inspire others of beauty of life and beauty of understanding.  No longer work as a professional on reproductive health, population and gender it makes me uneasy somehow. I almost forget that I personally Salty and able to learn and work on the new issue and new circumstances, but in fact I…


Added by wiwin winarni on February 5, 2013 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

Qu'est-ce qu'une communauté?

Quels sont les éléments qui définissent une communauté qui pourrait être accompagnée par une approche SALT?

Y a-t-il des critères préalables au sein d'une communauté pour qu'un accompagnement SALT soit efficace?

Mes premières réflexions (et un peu de recherche) sont qu'une communauté est un groupe de personnes (« cum ») qui partagent…


Added by Eric JEHIN on February 3, 2013 at 2:40am — 11 Comments

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