March 2018 stories (13)

CLCP in our start-up team

Dear all, 

Together with our team of 8 people, we applied CLCP to ourselves a couple of weeks ago. It was refreshing, insightful and created real enthusiasm and commitment in our team members. 

Here the collection of dreams and the practices. Enjoy! …


Added by Gaston on March 22, 2018 at 4:16pm — 5 Comments

No cuidado ao proximo, ha liccoes por partilhar- Mocambique, 10 anos depois do Competenc of Life .

Mocambique, Pais Africano situado na zona Austral. confirma hoje uma   estatistica populacional de cerca de 29 milhoes de habitants. A OMS- organizacao mundial da saude, alerta que  na Africa Sub-sahariana, cerca de 15% da populacao de cada pais tem algum tipo de deficiencia . De 2008-2011, esperimentamos um processo unico e genuino de estimular e por as comunidades conectadas. estimulamos o dialogo, a partiicpacao, a partilha da visao, do valor da vida, do sentido…


Added by rui maquene on March 20, 2018 at 8:05pm — 3 Comments

Why ASHA/health worker wants to transfer SALT to another village?

BackgroundIn 2015, 3ie supported Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Constellation to carry out a rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of the Stimulate, Appreciate, Listen and Transfer (SALT) and community life competence process in 3 districts of Assam, India. 

In every village, there is an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) who is responsible for creating…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 20, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Finding Common Ground in Zeeburgereiland: Building a new future together

“Hey, we want to be part of this. We are here. What can we do?”

The newly trained SALTy facilitators who carried out a first round of living room conversations in February were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and smiles with which people in ‘de Fier’ opened their doors for them.

The Fier is one of the newly built apartment buildings in Zeeburgereiland,…


Added by Marlou on March 14, 2018 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Where were you born? How did that shape you as to who you are today?

How to start a conversation on migration?

We started a 7-day course on strengths-based facilitation of refugee groups in the Netherlands by letting participants (some of them with migration/flight history, and some Dutch) ask each other the following questions:

- Where were you born? Where were your parents born?

- How did that shape you as a…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on March 10, 2018 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Refugees help us understand, or: the power of diversity

In Utrecht, in the center of the Netherlands, we came together to learn about SALT as a strengths-based approach to assist refugees in making a new home, building new networks etc. More importantly, we came together to learn from each other about diverse perspectives on inclusion of refugees in Dutch society.

Only 6 out of the 20+ participants are born in the Netherlands in a Dutch family. The rest of the group consisted of (former) refugees from Eritrea, Syria, Iraq, Kosovo, Burkina…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Blue ribbon feedback

Blue Ribbon Feedback

Here is a little story of how a very simple accountability and feedback mechanism turned out to deliver a much bigger change. Listening and trust building are far more important than any tool.…


Added by Laura Hughston on March 7, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Isn't there a shortcut?

“Isn't there a shortcut? ” asks Ranga as with Marlou we visit the beautiful Moluccan Islands in East-Indonesia.

While more and more people in rich countries tend to connect with nature, with people and with self,  in poorer countries people lose those connections as they imagine  more…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 5, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Challenges in applying SALT: INCLUSION, rank and egalitarian dialogue.

Learning from applying SALT in Catalonia. (it follows the previous post on Who are we?)

(AER) some interesting challenges to reflect upon:

  • One important aspect was to clarify the role of the Government administration. Clearly reflecting clearly on power dynamics is important in the beginning of a participatory process, specially as an ethical issue with participants:
  • Clarification on what are the overall intentions of key actors like government in this case, or…

Added by Noemi Bertomeu on March 5, 2018 at 9:02pm — 9 Comments

Who are we? Uncovering strengths through story telling and exploration of Hopes and Concerns in Catalonia.

Dear all,

I would like to share my experience in applying SALT to a project with Civil Society Organisations in Tarragona, Catalonia.

A gathering was organized on 20th January, which was facilitated using SALT to get to know better "Who are we". Some organisations / reference persons know each other, and also have a history of working together, but not all, so diversity was there, which was hugely needed to be taken into account in the facilitation…


Added by Noemi Bertomeu on March 5, 2018 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

The Magic of Science and Math called Aghamathika

Aghamathika sa Kalye (Science Mathgic on the Street)

PHILIPPINES ‒ The magic of science to the aid of children of Manila – by Marie Lamboray, The Constellation, Belgium   

Last November 2017, Joy Pavico (PinoyCompetnece) and Jean-Louis Lamboray visited a group of underserved kids at the invitation of a peer educator. To open their minds…


Added by Joy Ferriols-Pavico on March 4, 2018 at 7:56pm — 2 Comments

Hello from Indonesia – Indocompetence Rocks

Suddenly I was filled with happiness and with warm feeling. Jean Louis visited us, Indocompetence members, in Bandung last two week ago. We reconnected one and another. There was Dewi, Eki and me myself. Prior to the visit, Dewi and JL have had salt visit to Maluku Competence that has shared me with so much energy of Om Eli who has been safe guarding the ‘ budaya’ to keep environment treated sustainably to meet local people need. What I have learned from JL’s story of our colleague in Maluku…


Added by wiwin winarni on March 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

How can we collect and respond to feedback and complaints from children

This post is a very quick response to a recent discussion on PELICAN about establishing feedback mechanisms for people who cannot read and write. Accessibility is indeed a fundamental requirement of an effective feedback and complaint mechanism and it is great that we are discussing and investigating this together. 

Accountability to the affected population has been an area of strategic focus for many organisations in the INGO sector in the last decade. The recent collaborative…


Added by Hur Hassnain on March 2, 2018 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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