June 2016 stories (13)

What do we listen for?

As members of The Constellation we aim at making SALT a part of our behaviour. The ‘L’ in SALT stands for listening. But what do we listen for?  There are 3 things that we could listen for:

Listen for feelings:

As a volunteer on a suicide helpline, I am trained in ‘active listening’ where we listen to the feelings of the person who is on the call. The feeling of being acknowledged, listened to and understood is a precious gift that we ‘offer’ to our callers on…


Added by Bobby Zachariah on June 28, 2016 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Listening..the L of SALT

When I saw this title, I immediately reflected on the thought, shared by a colleague;


The problem with listening is that we listen to respond rather listen to understand


This saying brought some deep reflection of how true this seem in daily life. It seem as the ‘root cause’ of so many differences in human interaction. What if we are stimulated differently? Recently, at the concluding…


Added by Autry Haynes on June 27, 2016 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

सफाई अभियान/Cleanliness campaign

आज शिक्षा ज्योति एन. जी. ओ. के स्वयं सेवको ने एक साथ मिलकर सूंदर नगरी स्थित एम. ब्लॉक पार्क की सफाई की जिसमे की वहाँ के स्थानीय लोगो ने भी योगदान दिया। 

Today volunteers of Shiksha Jyoti NGO with local people cleaned up the M block park in Sundar…


Added by YASH PAL on June 26, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

SALT and collective community action in Raigarh district (Chhattisgarh)

We at our NGO Jan Jagriti Kendra (JJK) are trying to connect village communities to different government schemes. Then they are less likely to take debt which will reduce their vulnerability to bondage. We are few staff in the office and we want the community to take lead in getting the services. However, when we go to the villagers they say that if we could do it for them as they are uneducated, poor and…


Added by Pratibha Lal on June 23, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A deeper level of humanity - my introduction to SALT & CLCP (updated article)

It was my inspiration from the class with Joke D'haese, Gemma van Voorst, Leo D'haese, Suse Meffert, Miranda van Schadewijk among more, that I was urged to write the article. I wrote the second version right after the attacks in Brussels in March.

More than ever, the world needs effective methods to stimulate dialogue and to foster harmonious communities. 

Scharmer & Kaufer wrote (2013): "Everywhere you look, you see remarkable individuals and…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on June 20, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Merci à Hervé, Jean-Baby et les autres pour le partage de votre expérience sur l'écoute.

Personnellement, c'est un exercice continu mais j'ai toujours des difficultés. Pourtant dans la tradition de mon pays il y a beaucoup de réussites dans ce domaine:

Les conflits au niveau communaiutaire ne devraient pas arriver dans les cours et tribunaux avant l'intervention des facilitateurs de la résolution pacifique des conflits appelés "Bashingantahe" Avant de donner une sentence…


Added by Eric UWINTWAZA on June 15, 2016 at 10:38pm — 4 Comments

Power of SALT in work and life

My organisation PGS (India) for past several years has been working to end bonded labour and human trafficking for a long time. Recently from 25th to 27th April we got training in SALT after which we trained our block level staff in the approach.

Actually SALT approach is proving to be very powerful. Through this approach, communities are coming forward to share their experiences and thoughts openly. They are realising their strengths, and based on their…


Added by Subedar Singh on June 10, 2016 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Trade Unions doing SALT - 're-familiarizing' with the community

My colleagues Anweshaa Ghosh, Rituu B Nanda and I from the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) conducted a training of leaders of 10 Domestic Workers' Trade Unions from Delhi and Maharashtra on SALT and community life competence process in April 2016. Some of the participants of the workshop tried using SALT with domestic workers and shared the positive results of the exercise. Given below are some of the photos and comments shared by them over Whatsapp .



Added by Shiny Saha on June 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

A story from the Global Learning Festival in Mauritius

Here is the story that Eryka, Laval and Rituu shared on the last day of the Global Learning Festival in Mauritius.

Home visits using SALT are important

We visited Renaissance which works on drugs and HIV. We did SALT home visit with a family of four sons who all are drug users. I learned that is important to do home visit and one does not have to go into large groups. Home visit is important because in this case parents together with the drug user can together overcome…


Added by Aurelie Blanc on June 8, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

My First SALT visit

Hello all,

This is my first time write some post in English, so I hope you could share some edit or correction for my grammar. My name Glenn Wattimury, 37 years old married man with 2 children. It is a perfect chance join SALT Learning. Now I want to share one of my story while practicing SALT for first time.

I am going to Haruku a little village on one of Maluku islands that named Haruku also. In that place I want to visit one of Maluku's Kewang named Mr. Eli. Kewang is a…


Added by Glenn Huib Wattimury on June 7, 2016 at 10:47pm — 6 Comments

Rêver la cohésion sociale à Bruxelles- de jeunes aventuriers à la découverte du vivre ensemble!

Il y a un an et demi nous avons rêvé…

Rêvé d’un monde ou mixité serait synonyme de créativité, et diversité d’unité… Rêvé que les jeunes gens de nos villes occidentales soient les acteurs principaux d’une redéfinition de notre identité collective, les auteurs d’un nouveau mythe fondateur, pluriel et en mouvement perpétuel, inclusif et bousculant.

Ce rêve spécifique a commencé dans le cœur et l’esprit de deux personnes, Thierry Sanchez et moi-même, mais ses fondements nous…


Added by Célicia Theys on June 3, 2016 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

People get involved from their heart through SALT home visits

This blog has contributions from four NGO staff members of Geneva Global Project

  1. 1.     By Santosh Kumar, Allahabad, TIP India

I work with communities on issues around bonded labour, child labour and trafficking. I am a SALT Facilitator. I use SALT both for group meetings as well as during home visits in the communities. I think the importance of home visits is that individuals who do not share their very personal feeling in the public…


Added by Ashish Upadhyay on June 3, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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