Connecting local responses around the world
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By Beverly Bell
Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, or MST. He has lived in Haiti for three years. There, he coordinates the MST’s program, an exchange of agricultural and technical cooperation between Haitians and Brazilians. In a departure…Continue
Community is very important to our Society and where there is good communication, there will be involvement and development. Lets use communication Skills and Tools for a better HIV and Aids awareness. Listen, Learn and put in Practical and we can live defeat HIV and Aids Killer disease.
List the advantages and disadvantages in starting with a dream or a vision. Describe pros and cons.
Nervousness – This feeling is usually the first when ask to share your dream or vision.
Reluctance – During dream / vision building there are usually some individual/s who act this way.
Acceptance – There is always a…Continue
Two weeks ago. I open my inbox. An invitation to a workshop near Chiang Mai. I wasn’t sure what to think when I rwas invited for the workshop of the UK-based Wellcome Trust on ‘Community Engagement: under the microscope’. The main topic was the engagement of the public and communities in bio-medical research. Research was not my area of experience. Would I be able to contribute and get value out of this 3,5 days time investment?
Well, the answer is a solid YES.…Continue
Commissioner Cole and her Son visited Region 6 and shared SALT and HIV awareness with Participants who were desirous of learning about STIs and SALT as a strengths model in facilitating an AIDS Competent Community! The difference between HIV and AIDS was a very good point to note since many confuse these two concepts. The fact that one can live a very long and Healthy life if HIV positive was discussed in earnest; however, the fact that one can rapidly progress…Continue
On June 9th 2011, Mr. Aurty Haynes assisted me with an dream building exercise with an HIV support Group [Agappy Network], this was the first of its kind to be used in that area of the community, whereby both nurses and PLWA have never had the opportunity to work with such a programme.
however, the second section of the programme will be held of june 30th 2011.
A dream unfulfilled...
Are sex workers not human beings or do we not consider them as human beings? We talk of gender, we have made reservations, in various services even at panchayat level (village local government) but can we understand the depth of their status? Are these not women or we have…Continue
Last two weeks ago, IndoCompetence facilitated establishment of students center for information and counseling on population and family planning issues at West Java Province. These issues remain are the newest program intervention from National Family Planning Board to have youngsters support to family planning program. Moreover, this also a response to the 2010 Population Survey that indicated high un-meet need rate among population. After almost two months…Continue
Today, myself and some others from the CLCGuyana, did the dreambuilding and self-assessment processes with the HIV field officers of the Guyana Red Cross. The group again demonstrated that there are different learning levels in adults. It demonstrated that with increase knowledge of the communities you work in the easier it is to do self analysis.
From feed back it was learnt that participants appreciated the fluidity of how facilitators coordinated themselves in presenting the the…Continue
It’s going to be a surreal moment.Continue
The National Toshaos Council of Amerindian people, representing 9% of Guyana 750,000 population, wanted to take on the responsibility of addressing concerns at the governance level. The Council therefore sought the assistance of UNDP to be trained in the community life competence but also thought that this effort should be extended to the village level and used resources made available to it to do a pilot of the community life competence in four villages. This effort was to help the…Continue
A man as being on ARV for two half year because he was given a wrong result. Two weeks ago, we were in a community for Mobile HIV Counselling and Testing, a man was tested negative. After given him the Non reactive result, he ask of a reconfirmation of the test. i then use a Stak Pak to confirm the result and the result was still negative.
He started crying and then shared on is story; in 2008, he was down with fever, after taking some anti-malaria drug, he was still down with the…Continue