September 2012 stories (15)

Aquatic Agricultural Systems Competence Development in the Solomon Islands - Pacific Region.

Background - Solomon Islands.

100% of the population lives within 100km of the coast. Subsistence agriculture is the main livelihood for the rural coastal households engaging 70% of the women and 50% of the men. Almost a quarter of the population faces difficulties meeting basic needs and many others are vulnerable to rising food prices , declining incomes, and effects of climate change.



Added by Onesmus Mutuku on September 29, 2012 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

The Power of Local Response

A mother invited us for Hari Raya lunch in her place a month ago, She had also invited some of her friends and neighbour’s whom residing in the same estate, these friends are some of parents who had attended the parent support group. Over the lunch, some of them was questioning if there will be any Hari Raya celebrations in the neighbourhood, a mother replied that there will be one, organised by Resident Committee, but it will be held in the Community Centre, which is 15 minute walk from…


Added by Mark Anthony Ambrose on September 28, 2012 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Visite SALT de la communauté ACVS à Bujumbura le 24/9/2012

ACVS est une communauté chrétienne au près des personnes vivant avec le vih/sida  de Bujumbura qui a des préoccupations d'avoir un capital pour AGR et accès des médicament. cette communauté a de forces d'avoir une vie positive avec le VIH, promotion en faveur de la PTME  et de visites à domiciles au près des PVVIH; ses membres font de cotisation régulières et d'espoirs qu'elle pourra s'acheter des médicaments et s'autoprendre en charge.…


Added by NIYONGABO Enock on September 26, 2012 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Visite SALT en Guinée

Chers amis,

Voici quelques photos de la visite SALT réalisées le mois de Juin en Guinée. Je ne ferai pas un speech, mais seulement vous dire quelques mots concernant la visite. J'aimerais préciser que ce voyage à été ma première visite à SALT  et m'a ainsi permit de débuter mon aventure en Afrique noire. J'ai eu la chance de partager ce voyage avec Jean-Louis, Jocelyne, nos amis de RDC Compétence, Judith et Eric, d'Antoine d'Unicef-Congo, de notre ami venu du Mali, Sangaré, et aussi…


Added by Loli Rey on September 23, 2012 at 2:32am — 2 Comments

Working in the community visit

Kufunda Learning Village

Learning, Community, and Sustainability

Working in and with and through Community

by Stephen Diwauripo


“It takes a community to realize its possibilities”

For the past three weeks the Kufunda facilitation team has been into three different communities working with community farming groups to help them connect more strongly, exploring their community…


Added by stephen Diwauripo on September 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

« Un atelier sur le SALT, c’est comme le marché aux poissons » A workshop on SALT is like the fish market

Florence Muissange, facilitatrice de l’équipe de Mbuji Mayi, nous raconte : « A chaque fois que nous avons un atelier sur l’approche SALT, c’est comme un marché au poisson. Qu’on entre au marché pour acheter ou contempler, on en ressort toujours avec l’odeur du poisson sur soi.»

Nous venons de terminer la séance d’orientation à Mbuji Mayi, pour les équipes de soutien qui vont appuyer le projet « Gestion Communautaire de la Survie de l’Enfants ». Les participants repartent avec…


Added by Laurence Gilliot on September 20, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The power of Local Response

Hi All,

For this sharing of SALT Mirror, I would be starting with our understanding on “Local Response”, sharing of my experience during a support group and how I supported it.


Local Response believes the community has the strengths to utilize and exchange resources, to address and responses to community problems.  

One of the mother, Mdm L took the initiative to connect members from her neighbourhood to share and to learn from one…


Added by Najma Banu on September 20, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

A snapshot of strengths! Community Visioning on the floodplain, Zambia.

Sometimes pictures speak a thousand words.

But here is some background on the partnership which has led to this beautiful process you see in the photo-documentary:…


Added by Olivia Munoru on September 18, 2012 at 2:16pm — 4 Comments

Learnings on WASH competence

In Surinam during 2011 we (Autry Haines, April Foster and me) facilitated a WASH program with 20 villages in the interior. We cooperated with the Surinam Red Cross, The PeaceCorps, FOB and Unicef. Core to the program was the integration of CLCP and the International Red Cross WASH program named PHAST. As this prorgram is well on its way I wanted to share my learning with you. It became quite a document so probably suited for those who really want to get into WASH and are interested in…


Added by Boris Alberda on September 18, 2012 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

Opinion or experience

Blogs are often dominated by opinion. We are attempting to use it more for sharing experience. Here's a good blog from Chris Collison on the difference between opinion and experience

(in my opinion! :))


Added by Geoff Parcell on September 17, 2012 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

If you can't help your friends...

...what good is a blog?

Three people I know and admire are getting the recognition they deserve this week and I want to take a moment to celebrate their achievements on

1) Mulugeta Gebru, founder of Jerusalem Children and Community Development…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Appreciative Inquiry in Qingdao by Sue James

I began my career over thirty years ago as a teacher.

And it’s no secret to anyone who knows me or to those who follow my own blog, that I am still passionate about education and teaching.

For example in A Passionate Plea, as well as bemoaning the totally inappropriate and archaic practices still taking…


Added by chris on September 13, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Indigenous Peoples' Commission adapts CLCP in Strategic Plan

The Indigenous Peoples' Commission will use aspects of Community Life competence as it implements its strategic plan over the next five years.

The levels of competence will be featured


Added by Autry Haynes on September 7, 2012 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

Does the handpump still give water?

I was once asked to undertake field visits for the assessment of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This was needed in order to make decision for funding them. I visited a number of NGOs, tried to know about their work and interacted with their staff. I was shown a number of documents, progress reports and photographs of the work done by them. I wondered if it is was necessary to have so many photographs which captured mainly the ‘important people’ at the events organized by…


Added by Afsar Syed Mohammad on September 4, 2012 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

Chair Chi: Aged Care

A recent experience working in the aged care sector here in Melbourne, Australia.

So far I have delivered two Chair Chi workshops in the aged care sector. One for a nursing home and one for a retirement village. Next week I have two more sessions booked so my workshops are starting to take off.

And what a pleasure it is in working with elderly people.

It was fun and inspiring not only to share the Chi exercises but also the wonderful conversations and…


Added by chris on September 3, 2012 at 9:26am — 8 Comments

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