Stories about Response (2,055)

SALT effects go deep within

We went for a SALT visit today to Village Hiragata and digging deeper brought surprising changes to the fore after nearly three years of the project.

Community shared that we cleaned up the playground of the school, planted trees in the ground, installed a water tap and ceiling fans in the classroom. Now the school is clean and beautiful. So what is the result of this, asked Laura Simms. When Children come to school, they enjoy playing in the playground, clean drinking water is…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 6, 2020 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Deep conversations when people dare to be themselves

Did you see any personal change in you after the SALT process? This was one of the questions during the Knowledge Fair in Assam which we asked the participants.  
ASHA* in brightly coloured clothes from Udalguri gets up. And narrates her story. " I must confess that I used to drink alchol and consume intoxicating substances. After…

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 6, 2020 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

"All Women Aboard" - new programme for refugee women

Strengths-based participatory programme for refugee women in the Netherlands starting soon!  "All Women Aboard"  What a joy to be part of this with The Constellation. 

In partnership with a Dutch agency (Implacement) and a large municipality, we organise a one-year vocational programme for women who came to the Netherlands as part of family reunification. Their refugee husbands received a permit to stay, and recently their wives (and kids) from…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on January 20, 2020 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Front Line Workers & Community Leaders calling for SALT

When we start SLAT training to front line workers ANM, Asha and Community leaders response was not good, they don't want to sit together and support each other, After few meetings of SALT, they Sit, Listen, Learn, Transfer Knowledge & Ideas and concerns for their own health, Start to talks on health. Facilitate and find the challenges & solutions in their OWN community. Asha,  Aruna Shrimali call ORW to be part of SALT discussion in the community in Neemuch Kheda Urban Slum, Block…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on January 15, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hope For The Hills: Running a Hospital in North East India

I recently interviewed a man called Dr Sedevi Angami for the 'How To Build Community' podcast and radio show. He runs a hospital in Dimapur, and he was telling me about his life and work, and how a hospital can be a centre for the transformation of a community, going well beyond medicine.

I find Sedevi to be a very refreshing, encouraging and inspiring company. It feels rare (in my part of the world)  to meet someone who's seen & done so much, and yet remains seemingly…


Added by Jake Lloyd on January 14, 2020 at 9:26pm — No Comments

My published article on "ROLE OF COMMUNITIES IN ENDING AIDS" (in Hindi)

Dear Members of this Forum,


I'm sharing with you my recent article as published on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2019. The article is based on this year's theme i.e. "Communities Makes the Difference". Herein, I have highlighted how effectively communities are responding to AIDS pandemic across the continents and in India as well. 

In India, communities by themselves are able to resolute their Human Rights issues where intervening communities like Transgender…


Added by Dr. Anil Pratap Singh on January 13, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Youth & Patient Support Group Members Dream- Healthy community Healthy Nation

Constellation team facilitated SALT CLCP 2nd phase training in the block Jhadol and Girwa blocks front line health workers, CHAI field staff, patient support group members, youth group members and community family members to build a dream for their health, around their home, village and community members.

In this session participants of all age group 15-70 sketches their perception of 10 years village image and determinate how they reach and make their dream come true. They all dream…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on January 13, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Subject: Opportunities to share your SALT/CLCP experiences in AIDS 2020 and HIV2020 - ACT NOW!

Dear friends,

Belated Happy New Year to you!

We hope that you have all been well and enjoyed practising SALT/CLCP in your HIV/AIDS- related work in the past year(s).  We suppose that you have accumulated experiences and lessons learned that you would like to share with others who work on HIV/AIDS issues around the world.  It’s great that in 2020 there…


Added by Usa Duongsaa on January 12, 2020 at 10:56pm — No Comments


Dear Friends

At the end of a year marked by calls for action on the climate emergency, I am sending you this note on the meaning of Now, written with Isabelle Giraldo of Emergences.

Happy New Year 2020


Right now?

"Act Now! The end of the world is nearby! Collapse is already upon us, and with it its train of disaster!" Doesn't this message bear a striking resemblance to the message about AIDS that was repeated over and over…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on January 1, 2020 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments


A la fin d'une année marquée par  les appels à l'action face à l'urgence climatique, je vous envoie cette note sur la signification de Maintenant, rédigée avec Isabelle Giraldo d'Emergences
Bonne Année 2020

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on January 1, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Multiple generations weave a common dream on health

Old, young, women , men , patients & children developed a common dream for health in village Majhiwar, Block Mashobra, district Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.  Facilitated by Arun and Virender, SALT facilitators from NGO Mamta on 28th Dec 2019. I will highlight three points here:

1. Community/neighbourhood & family centric response to health

HealthRise is a project on Non communicable diseases (NCDs)- diabetes and hypertension. We have…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on January 1, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

De la communication visuelle (Arts plastiques) à la communication pour le développement en particulier grâce à l'école du SALT et CCV

Salutations fraternelles et heureuse année 2020 aux membres individuels, aux membres œuvrant au sein des organisations et des communautés de base connectés comme des astres de the Constellationcommunitylifecompetence.

Je partage ici une expérience fabuleuse que je connais depuis 2017. Une double posture comme prestataire de service dans la lutte contre la Poliomyélite en faveur de la vaccination des enfants de la tranche d'âge de 0 à 59 mois.

En effet, grâce à mon expérience de…


Added by Jean Baby Fulama Zanzala on December 31, 2019 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

We are TEX and we make beautiful and sustainable bags!

In september we started with sewing lessons in incubators place Lolaland in Amsterdam. A group of 10 women from all walks of life comes together at every Tuesday.  Sunday our first products will be sold at the Christmas market.

Added by jolanda kirpensteijn on December 20, 2019 at 6:10pm — 1 Comment

Ready Pull engagement

During breakfast in Shulinab [an indigenous village] in the Rupununi on the border with Brazil, I met some personnel from the Ministry of Social Cohesion. A conversation about what I do ensued and to illustrate a point I engaged the team of four on the Ready Pull exercise, see…


Added by Autry Haynes on December 10, 2019 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

CLCP and SALT on the #1st Indonesian Aids Conference 2019

Widad and I were so impressed when Sis, head of Bandung City Aids's Commission shared on one satellite session at the conference about SALT and CLCP.  She shared that there was 8 community-based aids prevention and care group (WPA) trained and capacitated at 2018 and some of WPA keep working since they have a clear vision and action…


Added by wiwin winarni on December 7, 2019 at 9:44am — 4 Comments

We knew we had problems but not the extent

(On 4th Dec 2019, Dr Michael Steffens visited Village Hiragata, Kamrup Rural, Assam, India for evaluation of CLCP and SALT approach in building community ownership on child health. Anganwadi worker* named Surya Hamida  presented two self-assessments for year 2017 and 2018 done by the community on child health and shared the importance of Self assessment. Project being implemented by Voluntary Health Association of Assam and Constellation with voluntary Health Association of India. Thanks…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 5, 2019 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Patient Support Groups- No one is a teacher

Patient support group is a platform of non communicable disease patients & their families where they discuss in a small groups for their routine activities. They…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on December 5, 2019 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

From checklists to process

Village Sakiapara, Udalguri District, Assam (India). We are using CLCP and SALT process for community engagement on immunization and child health. ANM and ASHA are health workers in India

ANM- Initially there were left outs and drop outs in immunization in this village in year 2017. Through SALT approach, ASHA realized that she could tap the community and rope in the women and if they are involved she could get 100% immunisation. Male participation in immunization has improved. Male…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 4, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

CLCP makes sure government funds are not wasted

Another community identified for Department for Science and Technology program ( DOST) CEST Program. The PSTC Biliran, headed by Provincial Director Romy Dignos, in collaboration with other agencies implement the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood, and Employment Cluster…


Added by Dr Evelyn Bacarra Tablante on December 1, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

SALT…… A behavioral therapy

This is Nirmala. She is just fifteen years old. She is a school drop out and managed to go to middle school because her village has school upto 8th standard only. Thereafter one needs to go out of the village in nearby taluka place to get higher secondary education. And her father do not have adequate money to send girl child to pursue higher education.



Added by Rekharani Sharma on November 21, 2019 at 12:42pm — No Comments

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