Stories about Response (2,057)

'How To Set Up A Community Health Programme'

Hi all,

We've just published a new episode of our 'How To Build Community' show at Arukah Network. 

In it, I speak with Arukah members TED LANKESTER, JUBIN VARGHESE and NATHAN GRILLS who have recently collaborated on the fourth edition of the book 'Setting Up Community Health Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings'. They share stories and insights from the book.

It's published by Oxford University Press in association with Arukah Network, and you can buy a copy or…


Added by Jake Lloyd on November 24, 2020 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Liza and SALT: a mirror story

To meet Liza is to take the pulse of a story of transformation that begins in her, splashes on her family and impacts her vision of the world and her way of being an actress in it. For the full article, visit the cooperative blog of Belcompetence - Constellation Belgium:

“... from the moment the fogged glasses find a little light, you see things differently…


Added by Marie Lamboray on November 16, 2020 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

How To Fail Well - An Expert's Guide

Hello all. Some of you might enjoy this new episode of Arukah Network's 'How To Build Community' show. It's an interview with the founder of the world's first ever 'Failure Consultancy'. She helps people and organisations to use failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and in this interview she shares stories, tools and tips on "failing intelligently" in life / work / community.…


Added by Jake Lloyd on October 20, 2020 at 9:22pm — No Comments

"SALT helps me learn all the time!"

I have been part of the Family Planning (FP) Board in West Java Province and Bandung city to work on community empowerment of the family planning program. there are almost 2000 village-level groups established since 2016 with the objective to boost contraceptive use among women in reproductive members as well as cultivate the eight family functions among families in Indonesia. Using this village-level group, it is expected that families of the targeted groups become a member and benefited…


Added by wiwin winarni on August 24, 2020 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

How To Motivate Others - A Masterclass From Sierra Leone

Hi all. You might enjoy this new episode of the How To Build Community podcast and radio show:

Since 2018, DANIEL SARA TURAY has been running a huge volunteer project in his region of Sierra Leone. The aim: to build over 100 miles of roads and to connect villages that have never been connected by road before. To do this, he’s recruited hundreds of local people. He's been telling me how, and why.…


Added by Jake Lloyd on August 22, 2020 at 8:20pm — No Comments

From 'power' to 'trust' in philanthropic grantmaking

A growing trend and a positive one is to decentralise grantmaking, moving to participatory and flexible funding based on principles of trust. I found it very encouraging and want to share with members of this platform. These are my takeaways from LLC Webinar -Lessons in Leadership from the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on August 20, 2020 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Resolving Conflict: An Expert's Guide

Hello all. You might enjoy this new episode of the How To Build Community podcast and radio show. I speak with a mediator and conflict resolution expert from the USA. She tells me:

  • about her work with individuals in what’s known as ‘transformative mediation’.
  • how this approach can be scaled up to help communities resolve conflict
  • what mediation tools and techniques we can use in our own lives and communities
  • how, if we learn to disagree well,…

Added by Jake Lloyd on July 27, 2020 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Amsterdam SALT trainees gather inspiration during lockdown

“If I am not in the world simply to adapt to it, but rather transform it, and if it is not possible to change the world without a certain dream or vision for it, I must make use of every possibility there is not only to speak about my utopia, but also to engage in practices consistent with it.”     ― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Indignation


In small groups, the participants in the Amsterdam facilitators training organised three SALT visits to learn from…


Added by iSiZ on July 9, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How the bees listen

Laura Simms had joined us for a Knowledge Fair in Assam where we brought the communities together to share and exchange. So when there was a presentation organised by Taos Institute on the Assam project and Knowledge Fair, Laura joined us. Here are our thoughts on the presentation sent to me by email. The title of the blog is from Laura. …


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 25, 2020 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Haiti, Enterprise and the Church

Hello all,

In this new episode of the How To Build Community show, I interview Haitian-born MARC-ROMIYR ANTOINE from the international NGO Tearfund.

Our conversation focuses on the role of local business and the local church in shaping the country's future, and eliminating poverty.

Click to listen: …


Added by Jake Lloyd on June 22, 2020 at 7:43pm — No Comments

SALT CLCP Case studies- Healthrise Project India

Kavita works as ASHA in Jotana SC, her home is 5 km away from the sub centre. Village Jotana is fallen under HealthRise X1 category in Block Jhadol. At home, they are a family of 5 members consisting of Kavita, her husband, her mother in law, father in law and son. Kavita was involved in I phase of HealthRise SALT activity. During that time she attended 2-3 SALT meetings. Later the project was closed. Now in transition grant, the outreach workers started coming to their village for SALT…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on June 17, 2020 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

Lock Down SALT field stories over the phone-CHAI Health Rise Project

Takhat Kunwar (Age53, F), member of Patient Support Group Gorana Village, Block-Jhadol, Udaipur Rajasthan shared her story over the phone in the COVID-19 Pandemic Lock Down. She told that "she is suffering from high blood pressure from past 4 years. This time she was the part of Health Rise Project. When base line done in August 19 at that time her BP was not normal. She measured 142/90 by out reach worker Pramila Purbia. She shared that she didn't take B.P. pills regular before the health…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on June 1, 2020 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Change Makers in the community.

It is here worthwhile to share my experience as a social worker, who works with the community. 

COVID was once a CHOICE...of course a choice to become invulnerable...

 After seeing consecutive occurrence of disasters...surviving it, in the beginning phase...I may just tried to deny this.

 Who has expected a health hazard like COVID-19 could arrive us so early even when the fury of Cyclone Fani (in 2019) still alive in the coastal settlements of…


Added by Saswata on May 27, 2020 at 3:39am — No Comments

SALT enabled community inner strengths to fight against COVID-19

Tribe key opinion leader make and sung a song on corona in their language- 14th April 20 is the first lock down ending date in the India. SALT enables community voices in this Pandemic situation across the world. How community leader takes responsibility shows this song that its our patriotism to fight against corona, we all should make social distance, check our temperature in the hospital, follow the Modi's Govt. rules in the lock down. Stay…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on May 20, 2020 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Stories in times of corona.

Anisha, Ángela, Marina, Néstor, Mariona, Mohamed, Marta, Irene, Ayan, Noelia, Isabel and Gemma have already shared their story during their lockdown experience.

Their stories and others that are on the way are in this Youtube channel:

These videos are inspired by the Behind the Mask project with the intention to offer people in Spain a…


Added by Carmen Indrani on May 17, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Building Community Under A Lockdown: The Story of Crediton Radio

Hello all. In this new episode of 'How To Build Community', I provide one possible answer to the question 'how do you sustain communal life under a lockdown?'. Perhaps some of you will find it interesting.



Added by Jake Lloyd on April 30, 2020 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Neighbourhoods & communities matters most in response to Pandemic

(I am sharing the email exchange I had with Alison and Ian Campbell on how they have facilitated their local neighbourhood in the UK to respond to Covid. .Alison and Ian have facilitated community  strengths based responses to critical health issues over the past 30 years, inclusive of local faith expression. They coordinate Affirm Facilitation Associates and collaborate with…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 16, 2020 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

Competent community takes 3 actions for protection against COVID-19

I have been facilitating SALT process in Bongaigaon on child health but during COVID-19 lockdown these villages are responding to COVID on their own.

Some families of Kerkhabari village of Bongaigaon, Assam (INDIA) had get the problem on essential food for Lock down. They are daily wage earners and dependent on daily income for survival.


Action number 1. Daily wage earners are not able to go…


Added by Baharul Islam on April 12, 2020 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Covid-19 Effects on Agriculture, Health and Law in India

Covid-19 Effects on Agriculture, Health and Law in India

Rohit Sharma1, Manpreet Singh2 and Avnish Jolly3

1Assistant Processing Engineer, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India



Added by Avnish Jolly on April 8, 2020 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

A new reality and new opportunities

“Thank you for asking me to join the local community group, it gave me so much”, Zohra tells Ghalia. “I got to know a lot of nice people since I moved to Zeeburgereiland two years ago. I can always say hi to someone when I walk on the street.”, Guus recollects. “I really appreciated a small shelter from the rain on my way to this training”, Oldoez says. The group shared their appreciations with each other.

Last month, a group op neighbours from Zeeburgereiland and IJburg in the…


Added by iSiZ on April 2, 2020 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

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