September 2018 stories (7)

How Community People Took Initiative For Engaging a Teacher In The School?

A very inspiring story of how community people took ownership in engaging an unemployed women as a teacher in the community. Kanara Beel a small and backward village in Bongaigaon, Assam…


Added by Jahirul Choudhury on September 28, 2018 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

The value of the 'SALT' approach to development initiatives

For me , the SALT concept gives an insight into why our even our well-funded and well thought-out programs often fail.No matter how brilliant we are and how fat our wallets may be, all human development endeavors must start from the acknowledgement that we are all human beings- we make similar mistakes,we share the same dreams, and we are therefore able to collectively take charge of our destiny. We CAN build on our strengths. Imposition of solutions is bound to elicit…


Added by Irvine Sibindi on September 28, 2018 at 9:51pm — 4 Comments

Power of Appreciation (Step one of CLCP: who are we) with adolescent girls

Recently, we facilitated an introductory session with 11 girls aged 17-19 years who attend after-school English and computer classes at Saathi Centre, Institute of Social Studies Trust in Delhi, India. Ivanka, Kanika and Sneha were my co-facilitators. The project aims to build an enabling environment for the girls in a neighbourhood in Delhi. We are at step one of Community life competence process- Who are we? We began with a SALT meeting…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on September 24, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Good Governance enhanced by quality education of ALL!

"We wanted to do this for ourselves as councilors, during heritage month, and especially so, because we are a new executive with responsibility to govern our village." Toshao Carl Peneux, the village leader of Orealla / Siparuta an indigenous community on the border with Suriname.…


Added by Autry Haynes on September 23, 2018 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

A perspective on SALT from Assam

Here is a gift from our colleagues in Assam. 

“We begin to change when we realize that we have the capacity and the strength within ourselves to overcome our challenges. When this happens, we convert those challenges into opportunities. SALT helps us to see the world from this perspective.” 

This short text captured for me the power of SALT. 

My thanks to Ashok. 


Added by Phil on September 7, 2018 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Refugees in Amsterdam integrate around a meal

Living your dream by taking small steps

“Do you want a burger ? It is a vegan-burger, because that is the topic of today’s meeting – but it is not too bad!” A group of young men are joking behind the barbecue as they turn around the burger and sausage shaped vegan products. A bit further down a group is trying a little dance on the tunes of Shakira’s…


Added by Marlou on September 6, 2018 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Shimla Knowledge Fair: facilitating conversation without fixed outcomes

Constellation worked with NGO Mamta in Healthrise project on diabetes and hypertension funded by Medtronic Foundation and supported by Abt Associates. SALT and CLCP were used as a pilot in 14 villages in two blocks of Shimal district, State of Himachal, India. Nuggets from Shimla Knowledge Fair…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on September 3, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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