August 2010 stories (21)

When sharing is scary...

I have had "writer's block" for 3 months....

........Or at least that's the excuse I used. I believed it at first. I had 4 weeks of back-to-back field trips, learning a new language, new friends, new places, and an overwhelming sense that I had bitten off more CLCP, ACP, Gender Competence and UNFPA SALT mainstreaming.... than I can chew.

After every field-trip or SALT visit, I…

Added by Olivia Munoru on August 31, 2010 at 3:00pm — 17 Comments


Soumya and her friends are happy today, because they have witnessed the withdrawal of community notions on female blood donation. A huge number of girls and women donated their blood voluntarily during a blood donation camp conducted at Kannur District of Kerala organized as part of the ‘World…


Added by BPDU on August 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The 11 Practices of Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Competence

Eleven Practices of Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Competence at Manonjaya Tasikmalaya

1. Knowledge and Acknowlegment of ARH

2. Inclusion

3. Access to information and services of Family Planning

4. Access to information and services of STI and HIV-AIDS

5. Identification of pregnancy signs and emergency obstetric

6. Gender

7. Ways of working

8. Measuring changes and adapting response

9. Mobilization…


Added by wiwin winarni on August 31, 2010 at 10:03am — 7 Comments

With Love From Manonjaya Tasikmalaya - Indonesia (2)

I initiated to facilitate session on CLCP cycle. I was preparing pictures and papers and the like while I was listening my collegues facilitating session on sharing what students have done and what they have known about CLCP cycle. They stopped me drawing the CLCP picture. Wooww...I just can borrow them. They were splendidly share us steps of CLCP, drawing good picture and can share with us their experience and view point. It reminded me that I'm not an expert of CLCP who's going to teach…


Added by wiwin winarni on August 31, 2010 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

With Love from Manonjaya Tasikmalaya - Indonesia (1)

This is another captured learning I can share with everybody. Lulu and I (facilitators of IndoCompetence) and Rebeka Sultana (Consultant for UNFPA on HIV-AIDS Program) have facilitated Learning Event and Knowledge Festival last week. This three days activity were divided into two session. One was learning event to have self assessment (at two schools) and one was knowledge festival attended by 40 students from two schools and fathers, mothers, service providers and local NGOs, members og ARH…


Added by wiwin winarni on August 31, 2010 at 9:18am — 6 Comments

Almost 500,000 new sex infections in UK last year

It seems we need more action in the United Kingdom too My concern is that there is little discussion about HIV/ AIDS just STIs

Added by Geoff Parcell on August 25, 2010 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

AIDS Competence with the Indigenous People of Guyana

The National Toshaos Council (NTC) comprising 157 Amerindian villages/settlements is in receipt of grant funds from UNDP to implement AIDS Competence targeting governance level.

In the first instance the executive members [20 members] and two other village

council members will be engaged in the building of AIDS Competence techniques.

The approach then engages four villages’ council and other leaders [youth,

religious, women’s group and sport groups] in…


Added by Autry Haynes on August 24, 2010 at 6:43pm — 3 Comments

Live your Dream

Kevin Mnone, short, hopeful keen on what it takes to bring comfort in his family is an intern and part of the public relations and resource development team of Metro evangelical services.

His vision is to financially empower himself to be an independent citizen with a tertiary education and sustainable income to make a living and to take care of his mother.
Kevin… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on August 24, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments


Salt has both positive and negative impact. If you apply too much of salt in the food it will be too salty and if you don’t apply salt in your food, the food will be tasteless. Remember the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, when God wanted to destroy the city, he ask Lot to flee out of the city and not to look back, but…


Added by ukeme okon on August 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

With more listening time care will deepen

In the context of his reconfirmation as Constellation coach Ian Campbell is sharing his learning during a Mildway…


Added by Marlou on August 18, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments


I have made two visits for the month of July in Region 6, [New Amsterdam Support Group and Upper East Berbice Skeldon Support Group] these visits were very important, however, i had the opportunity to discuss with these groups they strength and weaknesses where a lot of weaknesses were shown in these two group.

discussion were held with the Chairman of both groups, where I identified they weaknesses, and encourage them to work more closely with their peer and to go that extra mile to… Continue

Added by Lyndon Welch on August 16, 2010 at 9:35pm — 6 Comments

Invitation for Community visits in South India

Dear Members,

Every community has the capacity to respond to life issues, to envision and to act. Facilitators of the Constellation discover and reveal strengths which communities themselves might not realize, by asking appreciative questions. We call this mode of interaction with communities ‘SALT’: Stimulate, Appreciate, Listen, Learn and Transfer.

The Constellation and India Competence invite you to participate in a week of SALT… Continue

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on August 16, 2010 at 12:15am — No Comments

Advocacy & Social Mobilization : An Innovative Experience

Social mobilization is always backed by lot of support ,knowledge & capacity building , advocacy which leads to empowerment of the community .

I would like to share one of my experience with an NGO Guria , Varanasi (U.P) , India which works for child trafficking and women in prostitution .

Varanasi is considered as the Holiest cities among all the Hindus globally , beside this the city is having a continuous history of more than 5000 years which makes it oldest living city in… Continue

Added by Abhinav Singh on August 10, 2010 at 4:17pm — 2 Comments


After a much awaited wait, the TI Division and Technical Support Unit of KSACS has come out with a scientific solution for assessing behavioral impact of Suraksha Projects in condom usage and safe sex practices among FSWs and MSMs to reduce the risk of getting HIV and STI. Condom promotion is one of…


Added by BPDU on August 9, 2010 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

Iloilo City Youth-led NGO wins international award for the local response on AIDS

UNFPA Pakistan awarded Kabataang Gabay sa Positibong Pamumuhay (KGPP) for its Yearn, Learn and Earn through Peer Entrepreneurship or YouthLEAP Initiative in the recently concluded 18th International AIDS Conference held at Reed Messe Conference Center, Vienna, Austria on July 17-23, 2010

“It was an unexpected recognition from the other side of the world” said John Piermont Montilla, President of KGPP who came home with a certificate and plaque of recognition from UNFPA…

Added by John Piermont Montilla on August 7, 2010 at 11:29pm — 9 Comments

Returning to a foundation already set!

Aleta, Paula, Lorna, Michael and Autry participated in a ‘Self Assessment” SALT visit with inmates of the Lusignan Prison in Guyana.

We expected reserved participation since the community of prisoners based on their incarceration may not want to be engaged in an exercise related to HIV. Our…


Added by Autry Haynes on August 6, 2010 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

Spontaneous Gestures of Support

In the main bus stand of a bustling town in Koppal district, a woman was lying in a corner. She was weak and emaciated, covered in sores. She just lay there, did not have the strength to even swat away the mosquitos which were hovering around her.

A small crowd of people were gathering around her, this included some of the Samraksha team. Gradually a discussion started about who she was and what could be done. Someone identified her as living in a nearby village, another also shared… Continue

Added by murari rao samraksha india on August 6, 2010 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Let us prevent all these avoidable and unneccessary deaths !

It is imperative to reduce maternal mortality in the developing world in view of the evidence like about 38% of maternal deaths occurring due to haemorrhage (Sample Registration System, India-2005) and the systematic review (WHO) of 34 datasets establishing that percentage of maternal deaths from haemorrhage was higher than previously estimated by WHO .(Khan KS et al, WHO analysis of cause of death: a systematic review, Lancet 2006;367:1066-74).

In India a revolutionary legal… Continue

Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on August 6, 2010 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments


Malayalam Cine Mega Star Mr. Dileep…


Added by BPDU on August 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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