Connecting local responses around the world
Yezeed is an employee at an agency that offers services to refugees. He is a former refugee of Sudan himself. He shares the story of the ups and downs of the project he facilitates: Actiegroep Eigen Huis (pressure group "each of us his own house”).
It started after the end of the SALT training in Hilversum, Yezeed says. With a few facilitators, we made a SALT visit to a group of refugees with a temporary residence permit. They arrived in the Netherlands approx. 2 years ago from…Continue
Rituu asked in reaction to my post 'What is SALT for me?': "How have you arrived at these conclusions? what has helped?"
What helped me was: sit and look inside, feel what a SALT-situation would need, like it is an entity on its own. Does that make sense to you Rituu Nanda?
In her comment to my blog 'What is SALT for me?' Birgitta Schomaker asked 'How will you remind yourself of trusting the process?' It is not easy to answer that question. Probably it is: stay' with what is there, what is trying to happen. Even if I don't understand it. Keep saying to myself: Stay, stay, stay. And design some alarm bells in my head: when I catch myself on steering in a certain direction, or on wanting to speed up. When I here the 'ding' I have to say to myself 'STAY'.
We often use the term community participation in evaluation but do we reflect enough on the degree and depth of this engagement?“Use of participatory tools alone do not guarantee ‘ownership’. Evaluation can be a largely extractive process of getting data from the communities…did the communities have a say in what data has to be collected?” (LaiaGriñó (2015), DME for peace webinar).In “Theory of ownership” Philip Forth argues, “When I decide what to do and I do…Continue
Samedi 1 décembre.
Qui est-ce que je vois à travers la fenêtre de la porte de la cuisine alors que je suis sur le point d’entrer chez mes parents ? Papa, qui fait la vaisselle ! Je suis partagé entre deux émotions : l'une, l'admiration pour mon père âgé de 95 ans qui est rentré à la maison deux jours auparavant, après deux mois d'hospitalisation pour un hématome sous-dural post-traumatique ! Et l’autre, l’anxiété et même un peu de colère, parce que papa ne suit pas la recommandation…Continue
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I ran into this video with Archbishop Tutu .
"A person is a person through other persons. I am human because I belong, I participate, I share. (...) You and I are made for interdependence. You and I are made for complementarity. You have gifts that I don't have. I have gifts that you don't have", Tutu says.
I find Tutu's words (and the Ubuntu perspective) very…Continue
Pinki is a community champion from Horisinga station block in Udalguri, Assam in India.
After being introduced with SALT/CLCP .She 's volunteered to promote lmmunisation .Now she doesn't wait for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) to inform, she checks the vaccine date in MCP cards (immunisation card) of babies and…Continue
Background : We started CLCP with adolescents( age group 17-19 years old) who attend computer classes in SAATHI Community centre of Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi, India. The aim is how they can be themselves and discover their inner potential. Additionally, how can they value and support each other and work towards a community they want. We met the adolescent girls, then boys and finally on 2nd November 2018, we invited both the groups to meet and share with…Continue
Saturday, December 1. Whom do I see through the kitchen door window, while I am about to enter my parents’ home? My 95-year-old dad, washing dishes! I was torn between two impulses: one, admiration, as my dad had come back home just two days before, after two months of hospitalization for a post-traumatic subdural hematoma! And the other, anxiety and maybe a bout of anger, as my dad’s family and medical network had told him to only walk around with a helping hand nearby. …Continue
Salt is a community empowering technique to motivate communities to solve their problems on their own and sustain their efforts.
...as a succesor and an integral part of this approach, Knowledge fair is a platform for sharing the experiences across the community irrespective of their gender and sects.
Salt being a process of…
In recent years, when I came to know about the Community Life Competence Process (CLCP), I was thrilled by its deep philosophy and approach. CLCP works in the form of learning cycles where a community illustrates their common dream followed with stages of action and learning from the experience. Learning becomes the basis for further stages/cycles of action and learning. The cycle of action and learning gradually becomes a habit of the community that might continue without any definite…Continue
To know the group, listen to them and adapt. The participantsare very smart and used to structural ways of study, training, and working. They are also grown up in…Continue
‘Response and Stimulating Invitations as a way towards sustainability of local Response”
The Global Learning Festival in Bandung Indonesia brought together people from diverse cultures and experiences. This also meant that learning was perceived differently, and each person would most likely reflect different from what they saw, experienced or participated in. As a person who has lived and experienced the SALT/CLCP process unfold, it was good to look deep on what…Continue
Kids and youth clubs have been very significant in stimulating responses in Kithituni Community Kenya for over ten years. They began in the early 2000’s in response to the then high concerns for HIV/AIDS, orphans and increased number of Child Headed Households. Kids clubs were a pathway to strengthen the Psycho Social aspects in the community with the child being at the centre and most Kid clubs ( K-clubs) took different forms. Some were community driven clubs, others through churches,…Continue
It was the last of GLF 2018 in Bandung. Participants were excited during the afternoon. We all were hoping on a bus one by one to attend a cultural event at Saung Udjo, a place where we were going to play a local cultural instrument called Angklung. Laurie came to me and asked for a short video to be recorded. This was supposed to be my reflections on why should people attend events like GLF 2018. She made sure that once the group come back I will spare few…Continue
Throughout the GLF 2018 in Bandung, this question ‘what is driving Indo Competence?’ was driving me nuts and constantly buzzing in my head. Since, in Pakistan, I am also dreaming about a team who has this sort of commitment and depth. But I did not know that the answer I am searching for was lying in my heart and I was not tapping into its capacity to respond immediately. Such a pity I thought :-D Thanks to academia, I am more living in my head then heart.…Continue
I was member of group that visited community of Penawar in the event organised by Open Space and National Volunteer and Philanthropy Center (NVPC) in Singapore on 8th -11th November 2018. During the program Constellation's joint coaches in collaboration with Ranga from Beyond Social Service were facilitating the sessions. For me, this SALT learning was very special as well as challenging, and of course so much fun, in regards to Singaporean friends who are very smart, detail and very much…Continue
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Improving integration of refugees in Switzerland
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Over the WE of the 17thand 18thof November we started our collaboration with the organisation euforia (Switzerland) by a first facilitator’s training. The purpose of that collaboration is to build a common approach (Constellation & euforia) to support the various…Continue
“The government’s community health services wasn’t having a lot of luck reaching out to youth on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. They started to recognize the value of local response when they saw that youth had much more influence on other youth…Continue
From 1975 to 2000, the Indonesian government used military force to coerce women into using contraception. Women were forcibly taken from their homes and had an IUD put in. Women would get alerted when they knew army officers were coming to their homes, and they would run and hide elsewhere. So it wasn’t a very successful approach to population control.
Then, the government introduced a counselling-focused family…