Connecting local responses around the world
Mathews Monde is a member of Arukah Network from rural Zambia. In 2017, the Ministry of Health named him one of the country's "most innovative" health workers. This blog he's written for the US National Conversation Project helps to explain why...
Added by Jake Lloyd on April 16, 2019 at 9:41pm — No Comments
Students Experienced Court Room Proceedings
Dated April 15, 2019, Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA
Law Day was celebrated across the country to celebrate the anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Right and Freedoms which came in to effect in 1982. The Court Office opened its doors to the public on Sunday, April 14, 2019 for Law Day Celebration. The day serves as an opportunity for curious guests to learn all about the Canadian Justice system.
It gave the public a…
Yesterday I conducted my first SALTY activity. Well, technically I didn't conduct it because I don't have the language skills. I shared the idea with my field team member Krishna and she conducted the session. My colleague Balaram and I brainstormed to design the session.
Having just completed my SALT facilitator training, this was a momentous occasion for me.…Continue
Tout a commencé suite à une rencontre. Tout commence toujours par une rencontre de toute manière, n'est-ce pas?
Une rencontre entre Lysiane Cueff et moi en 2014. Notre enthousiasme commun pour l'approche SALT et la vision du réseau Constellation ainsi que l'affection que nous…Continue
As a next step in our change towards shared ownership of the Constellation dream, The Constellation is looking to establish a new board.…Continue
Added by Marlou on March 28, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments
“What accent do you have? You're not from around here.” Even in a country that values social equality, there are historically rank differences between urban citizens from the large cities and the administrative centres on one hand, and residents from remote rural areas on the other hand. In the 80s of the last century, candidates from rural areas (speaking with a distinct accent) were not accepted for trainee positions at a large bank. …Continue
Added by Birgitta Schomaker on March 25, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Pioneering doctor at forefront of HIV/AIDS treatment in Winnipeg to retire
Added by Avnish Jolly on March 24, 2019 at 9:37pm — No Comments
En ce froid dimanche soir, nous préparons les funérailles de papa prévues pour le mercredi suivant. Nous voilà, ma belle-mère, ma soeur avec son mari, mon épouse et moi réunis autour du diacre Jos dans le bureau de la paroisse Saint-Michel à Keerbergen. Je n'avais pas participé à la préparation d’une cérémonie catholique depuis plus de vingt ans. J’avais lu les directives pour préparer les obsèques et, franchement, j’étais un peu inquiet car je me demandais…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 22, 2019 at 5:27pm — No Comments
There we were, my stepmother, my sister with her husband, me and my wife, gathered around Jos the deacon in the Saint Michael’s parish office in Keerbergen. On this cold Sunday evening, we prepare for Dad’s funeral scheduled for the following Wednesday. It had been a while since I actively participated in the preparation of a catholic ceremony. I had read the guidelines to prepare the funeral, and frankly, I was a bit concerned as I was wondering whether…Continue
This is a reflection of the valuable learning from my participation as a member of the CLCP facilitator’s team conducted by the Singapore National Volunteerism and Philanthropy Center. This training was the second session. The first session was held in November 2018. Interesting learning is a flow of the facilitation process.
As always, the…Continue
Hello to All,
Community response is well appreciated when they really work harder to make their children, families and villages happy. They create demand and also help the Health system in a different way.. Here is the story of Mr. Mahizudul Islam from village Bajpara part 4, #Bongaigaon district,…Continue
English version at the bottom
Du 13 au 16 février, Loli et Luc ont participé à un événement imp!act. Cet événement est proposé par l’organisation euforia pour stimuler…Continue
Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on February 27, 2019 at 7:50pm — No Comments
I am working with communities in 10 villages in Udalguri district, Assam India on the issue of immunization.
As part of their action plan communities wanted their immunization card which is called Mother and Child Protection Card (MCP) in their local language- Bodo language. they say this will help them remember immunization schedule. their interest more after SALT approach. we helped them. …Continue
Added by Mantu Boro on February 19, 2019 at 10:32pm — No Comments
You might enjoy my latest interview on the 'How To Build Community' podcast. It charts the experience of a mental health nurse from New Zealand, who spent four years in India's rural north, training community health workers on counselling and gender violence. She talks about:
- the role of listening in reducing gender violence
- how to be an effective "outsider" in a community that you want to support
Last year, one study named India "the worst country…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on February 19, 2019 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Is SALT truly a 'bottom-up approach?
Read this study of an intern [Kasper Moes] who did a study in the health sector within Holland. The assessment of how GGD employees working with communities view CLCP/SALT. The aim was to explore whether CLCP / SALT may be beneficial additions to Dutch health promotion in order to…Continue
From What is Wrong to What is Strong - Cormac Russell
I heard this at a workshop I attended yesterday in New Delhi at the NGO SEEDS.
On the projection screen was a quote by Pablo Neruda - We must dream our way.
I was overjoyed to say the least. Why???
Because I did not expect to see SALT in action :-)
I was surprised because, in all my years in the development…Continue
We are working with 30 villages in Bongaigaon (Assam) India using SALT approach to encourage immunization coverage and also communities to respond to health of thier children.
See the self assessment of Uttara khora gaon village in 1st Nov 2017 in which the community rated themselves at level 3 in immunization because there were drop outs. People used to get babies immunized and after 2-3 doses stop coming.…Continue
At the time of 1st Self assessment and follow-up visit the of 30 SALT coverage villages in Bongaigaon, Assam (India), most families in the villages were providing vaccination to the babies. However there were drop outs and few were missing vaccination.
When we asked them what is your dream for health of your children, they realised that immunisation was critical for their children. ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) used to inform them…Continue
Pachim Dhuli is one of the villages under Chaygaon circle under Kamrup district of Assam (India). It is near about 35 KM from Guwahati city. According to the record of AHSA worker there are 1040 people in the Village. The people are from Assamese general community.75% of the people depends for their livelihood on agriculture and animal rearing. Most of the people are educated in the village. There are Two Anganwadi centres, one LP school, one ME school and one high school in the…Continue
Added by Trailakya Das on February 7, 2019 at 11:13pm — No Comments