April 2014 stories (13)

New wine …new wine skins!

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,

 anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

It is a familiar statement. Put differently, once every little while. We have all intentionally or been forced by circumstances to… Start a new chapter, open a new page, go back to the drawing board, start a fresh and all those synonyms that you may have used when it was time to concede some reality and take on a new path…

Added by Steve Muthusi on April 30, 2014 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

life is rich when we share, a personal tale about Transforming Dumping Side to Fresh Garden

Just one Small Simple Idea ended my long time annoyance with neighbours 

On the 9th of Feb, my young boy and I decided to show love to one small piece of land by our house. A little land now used by neighbours as a dumping ground. [click …


Added by zoneziwoh on April 30, 2014 at 2:11am — 5 Comments

Engaging & Empowering women and young people in Cameroon through SMS

Women for a Change (WFAC) Buea's e-advocacy and SMS advocacy creates impact during 08 March activism

As you know, over the years WFAC advocacies has always been person-to-person and electronic. For The first time, it has to used…


Added by zoneziwoh on April 30, 2014 at 1:43am — No Comments

The Hunger Project - a community self-help 'epicenter' approach

Thought you'd all be interested in this - African community-based approach: http://www.thp.org//what_we_do/key_initiatives/community_centers/overview

Added by Jindra Cekan on April 29, 2014 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Stepping up community self-sustainability, one [Ethiopian] step at a time

Stepping up community self-sustainability, one [Ethiopian] step at a time


Having just come back from evaluation and design fieldwork for an Ethiopian Red Cross (ERCS)/ Swedish Red Cross/ Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent project, the power of communities is still palpable in my mind. They know what great impact looks like. They know what activities they can best sustain themselves. It's up to us to ask, listen and…


Added by Jindra Cekan on April 29, 2014 at 6:51pm — 3 Comments

Hope sustains

The Karurumo team one of the five communities I am working in,organized an home visit into one of the homes of an orphan that comes for the KAY club meeting(KIDS AND YOUTH CLUB).KAY clubs is the avenue that we use to connect with youth in the communities,whereby communities have identified a field were kids and youth meet during the week-ends.The grand mother of the child lives in a government grave yard!What keeps you going Mama,One of the members of the group asks?The…


Added by John Mutua on April 25, 2014 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

Passing on the SALT to Renaissance Group and Mahebourg community

Simultaneous stimulation. 

Renaissance is one of the Mauritius Drug platform members. They are actively involved in the Platform actions. Over the last two months, Constellation Coaches have been simultaneous stimulating the Platform, Platform members to begin to integrate SALT/CLC in their context. Over the last 2  months period Coaches have been visiting (through invitation) platform members to learn and appreciate the work they do. As part of platform level process…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on April 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Added SALT(y) taste in Personality Development Taining (HYIC, Kaski, Nepal)

Dear all,

I am sharing my experience of few months back when I was invited to Hemja Youth Information Center (HYIC), Kaski for Personality Developement program as a trainer. In the program I applied SALT approach in 25 youth members of HYIC which was very effective.

People view 'personality development' as enhancing physical appearance and attributes which we…


Added by Dipendra on April 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Kindred Spirits in Barcelona

On one of my last evenings in Barcelona a few of us gathered at a cozy shop in an old part of the city called La Villa de Gracias (the Village of Gratitude) to talk over mango milkshakes and crepes.

After three days of working together, we had reached a place of being willing to share quite openly of struggles in our lives.

I found myself drawing strength and hope from MariJo Vasquez in particular, a native of Barcelonia. MariJo has faced struggles yet has clearly come…


Added by Michelle Strutzenberger on April 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Share team (e)motion weekend in Barcelona!

Hello friends :) !

Starting on the 6th of April, a few of us gathered in Barcelona to dream about the “share” function within the Constellation and the ways in which our dream for 2050 could be brought about, little by little, through our concerted actions. Many of you were also present in thought, some through Skype, and a good many through the wonderful individual dreams for share that you sent in. Thank you everyone for contributing to making this get-together…


Added by Célicia Theys on April 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments


When the passive dreamer sleeps and snores, …the passionate visionary rises and soars.

The names in the hall of fame are not of those who hang their dreams on a wall frame and did nothing: it is those who realized that dreams need daily dusting and that one cannot do so without soiling their hands. Dreamers are darers who are not afraid to try, and don’t mind cutting a sweat. With time, like my guitar, some dreams might have gone out of tune, and others rusted, there is need to WORK… Continue

Added by Steve Muthusi on April 11, 2014 at 3:51pm — 6 Comments


                                           THE MAGIC  IN  AFTER ACTION  REVIEW

The Mauritius experience with my great teammates  has taught me how the after action review is a powerful  tool  in helping me improve  my SALT visits and probably the best in strengthening relationship in communities ,families home visits ,organization and how  to connect better with ny friends

I remember the beautiful rides in taxi just after a Salt visit  to the next one how we made sure we never…


Added by ABEDNEGO KITHEKA MUTUNGWA on April 10, 2014 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

.....another week in the journey to integrating CLCP in the Mauritian context!

Our week ends with some magical reflections from SALT visits to homes and conversations with majorly Heroin(Brown Sugar) Injecting Drug Users(IDUs) in the most 'perceived' insecure zones in Port Louis. During the Visit we have conversation with Health staff in 3 Methadone distribution Center run by the Ministry of Health under the Drug Unit.…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on April 4, 2014 at 9:46pm — 5 Comments

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