March 2011 stories (23)

Integration - More than just adding more pieces!

We had a very inspiring visit to Ethiopia last week with IIRR and partners who have been working hard at integrating elements of ACP into their existing Community Managed Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Strategy.  You will see the excellent photos and video clips that Ricardo has been uploading over the past couple of days.


It got me thinking about the word 'integration'.  Seems everyone is using it these days, and as with many things we start saying it and stop thinking deeply about…


Added by April Foster on March 31, 2011 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

Mind your language!

Here is another great talk from TED talks warning us not to force people to converse in English.  Conversation in any language leads to a sharing of thoughts and the creation of knowledge.

Added by Geoff Parcell on March 30, 2011 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

We all are Japanese today !

The agony of the Japanese humanitarian crisis continues where earthquake ,after tremors and devastating tsunami rendered millions of people without water, electricity, homes and what have you. The series of unfortunate developments at the nuclear reactors are the proverbial 'last straw'(hope and pray they are the last ones)breaking the camel's back.

It is extremely difficult not to think of Hiroshima while thinking of Fukushima and other parts of the land of rising sun… Continue

Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on March 30, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Inspired by dance with youth community in France

My country, France, is dealing with many different cultural and social backgrounds, due to the immigration. Today, the government does not know how to take benefit from the diversity that our country presents, and instead of taking advantage of that richness, the government blames on it because thinks that immigration is the main cause for the current problems in the society (unemployment, violence, crime..). For me, it's a wonderful experience we are living, full of strengths in the…


Added by Marion on March 29, 2011 at 8:21pm — 6 Comments

Outreach Program for Marginalized Youth/Children

I would like to share an experience we had back then on the 19th of March. We visited an orphanage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I wouldn't call it a SALT visit, because it wasn't conducted following exactly the values of SALT. (We were too dazed that day) 


Since January 2011 until now, our team has visited 5 shelter homes. They weren't the same people in the team though, every visit we had different members to do the outreach program. Inexperienced, we never expected the…


Added by Ng Hui Xin on March 29, 2011 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

SALT Visit Experience

I would like to share my experiences of my two SALT visits in Tamil Nadu, India.


In February 2011, I visited a Sri Lankan Refugee camp located in Kadayanallur block in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu state along with a team of four Community Outreach counsellors. This camp was established nearly 20 years ago for the Tamil people who migrated from Sri Lanka due to civil war. As part of the Rural Youth Project being implemented by SIAAP, we organised a meeting with young men…


Added by K SWAMINATHAN on March 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Dream Building Works!!!


Dream Building Works!!!


It’s been five years now since I was expose to facilitating and I facilitated many workshops and interacted with hundreds of people of all walks of life, sharing experiences, answering questions, giving and getting advises, basically communicating with the participants genuinely, honestly and informatively which contributed to successful and productive workshops. But it was not until September 26th 2010 that I experience an approach…


Added by Tricia Francis on March 28, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

SALT team brought hope to live

[This story was narrated by a young girl to Houlai, a Communitylife competence facilitator during a SALT visit. He is lovingly called Uncle ACP. He wrote this story and would be happy to hear from the members.]

A girl living in Imbung village in Nagaland, Northeastern part of India had a brother who was HIV positive. He started ART treatment and… Continue

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 27, 2011 at 7:32am — 5 Comments

Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. But as charities appeal and the public offers up their support, I cannot help but think of the three friends in southern Africa,…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 18, 2011 at 6:32pm — 4 Comments

The wisdom of dlalanathi: Reflections on organizational growth

A former colleague recently shared with me a report from dlalanathi (meaning “play with us” in isiZulu), an organization in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa that trains and mentors local community carers of children to use play to have meaningful conversations with children about death.

Founded in December 2000, dlalanathi has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. dlalanathi’s annual budget went from US$3,784.00 in 2000… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 18, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

nice experience

night everyone

this afternoon we from Bandung youth campaign, met each other to continue our programs.

this meeting held at Taman Ganesha ITB Bandung. our members consist of the teenagers from any background (junior high students, University, and also the facilitators) our facilitator is Wiwin Winarni. we learned much from her...


our activities today start by sharing about our reason why we wore our clothes easy question but it was useful to…


Added by venty susanty on March 17, 2011 at 9:29pm — 7 Comments

lutte contre la stigmatisation des personnes vivant avec le VIH

Bonjour !

Mon ONG travaille dans le domaine du VIH et aujourd’hui au Mali la stigmatisation des personnes vivant avec le VIH est un sérieux problème dans la prise en charge. Donc je lance un appel à toutes les bonnes volontés et/ou partenaires de nous appuyer afin de faire face à ce phénomène de stigmatisation qui est une violation des droits de l’homme!

Added by dramane keita on March 16, 2011 at 5:08pm — 4 Comments

Visites SALT à Chiang Mai avec des amis de Madagascar

Mon dimanche matin a commencé une peu différemment que d'habitude cette semaine. Debout à 7h, je me rend au bureau de la Constellation à 8h. La ville de Chiang Mai est encore toute calme et endormie. Et oui, à 9h nous commençons deux jours et demi de visites SALT dans des communautés à Chiang Mai avec 6 amis de Madagascar, 2 amis belges et 2 amis français. 


A 9h, tout le monde est là.

Johnson, avec son énergie positive et son grand sourire. Il est une des premières…


Added by Laurence Gilliot on March 15, 2011 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

We pray for Japan !

Japan is in the midst of a  burgeoning  humanitarian crisis of  unprecedented proportions
( perhaps akin to miseries of  World War II)when earthquake ,after tremors and devastating tsunami have put …

Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on March 14, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

How to convert a TI project into a CLCP one

Many a time I have been asked how to implement CLCP activities in tandem within a TI project.

The diagram above helps to explain how within the project timeline the TI activities that we implement reduce as we come close to the endline, while the CLCP…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on March 13, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

partage avec les pêcheurs de Kinkole à matadi

Comme vous le savais après avoir visité cette communauté de pêcheur il fallait aussi obtenir une invitation pour la deuxième visite SALTenfin de passer à l'autoévaluation.

Après les membres de la dite communauté nous ont invité pour la seconde fois, l’équipe de facilitation étaient rendus sur terrain à l’heure prévus bien que les membres de la communauté étaient  arrivé un peut en retard mais comme la philosophie de l’approche demande que les facilitateurs puisse être souple nous…


Added by nsimba nsimba on March 11, 2011 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

ICC and UNAIDS celebrate partnership and look to future

At the meeting, UNAIDS Youth Intern Korey Chisholm spoke of how sport can be a force for change through breaking down age barriers and building self-esteem. He thanked the ICC for replacing stigma with support. UNAIDS Intern Shashank Mane, from India, also shared his thoughts on the partnership:

(from left): International Cricket Council President David Morgan, UNAIDS Intern Shashank Mane, UNAIDS…

Added by Korey Anthony Chisholm on March 10, 2011 at 7:26am — 4 Comments

Intervention on Education, HIV and young people

Honorable Ministers, dear delegates all, I come from Guyana and I am currently a Special Youth Fellow for UNAIDS Special Youth Programme in Geneva. I am very active in my country, acting for several associations and organizations.It is a great honor to give an intervention on education, HIV and young people. I feel education is not only the key to prevention of HIV transmission, but vital to treatment, care and support for universal access for young people. A…


Added by Korey Anthony Chisholm on March 10, 2011 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Why CLCP is far better than Targeted Interventions (TI) - Part II

In an earlier blog titled, "Why CLCP is far better than Targeted Interventions (TI)", I had stated that I would continue with this blog that would state the main differences between CLCP and Targeted or Traditional Interventions (TI). Accordingly, in order to better understand CLCP and TI, I present a compare and…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on March 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Neema women, acts from strengths in the face of AIDS pandemic.

Neema self help group Is based in Kisoko Sub-location, Busia Sub-county. The group consists of 32 women and one man. The group was formed in 2005 May, because the HIV/AIDS impact was gruelling with many people getting infected, knocking several to death, some lying in their death bed, largely of the Busia population hiding in the cocoons of fear and anxiety, and tied to their belief in ‘secrecy’ of the Menace- AIDS. Neema is a Swahili word for ‘mercy’ in English.

In the year 2005,…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on March 5, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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