October 2010 stories (39)

La solution à nos problème est en nous-mêmes

C’est ma propre histoire. Dans ma famille comme dans la plupart des familles Maliennes, le respect de la hiérarchie était une règle inviolable. Un de ces règles est qu’il n’y a pas de raison entre un grand et un petit frère. Dans tous…

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Added by Lazare Coulibaly on October 20, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Nigeria Trip Report

FRONTIER PROCESS TRIP REPORT…

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Added by ukeme okon on October 19, 2010 at 4:19pm — 4 Comments

A huge loss !

We all are deeply saddened by the most unfortunate and untimely demise of dear Sujal.



Mr.Sujal Parikh -a third year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School- was working with lot of commitment, sincerity and diligence under the Fogarty International Clinical Research Programme at the Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda.



As a Fogarty Fellow he was doing long-term research with children with HIV (CLHIV) and he would have returned to the University of… Continue

Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on October 18, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

SAVINGS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community participation through community mobilization and empowerment is inevitable in ensuring the quality and sustainability of services implemented by the targeted intervention programme aimed at preventing HIV/AIDS among core high groups like female sex workers and MSMs. Almost all the Targeted Intervention…
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Added by BPDU on October 18, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Le résultats partiels du projet appui aux initiatives communautaires en République Démocratique du Congo

Six mois après le début de la mise en œuvre de la stratégie simplifié du projet "Appui aux initiatives communautaires en République Démocratique du Congo, les résultats s'annoncent satisfaisant. Cependant l'équipe "Prestataire de Services National" constituée de La Constellation et de RDC Compétence ne dort pas sur ses lauriers.

En effet, les communautés s’approprient de plus en plus de l'approche SALT et cela se matérialise par les différentes activités facilitées dans les 15 villes du… Continue

Added by Judith DIALUNDUA on October 15, 2010 at 10:11pm — 9 Comments

3 ways of introducing SALT, in the Netherlands

After the Oxfam/Novib-supported visit of the Dutch team led by the Togetherness Foundation to learn about SALT and its application by the Interfaith Network on HIV/AIDS in Thailand, Norwegian Church Aid, and the Constellation in February, the Thai team conducted a 5-day return visit to the Netherlands in May to share the approach with more people and to explore with their Dutch partners how the process may be apply in the Dutch contexts.



The big challenge (and learning opportunity) for… Continue

Added by Usa Duongsaa on October 14, 2010 at 2:54am — 3 Comments

Potential for more SALT practice

Colleagues,

as I had mentioned to most if not all of you, I will be integrating the SALT process into my program here at Youth Challenge Guyana, What this means is that I will be taking all my volunteers arriving to participate in our field projects through the process. I have groups in arriving in country 5-6 times per year. I have two groups for the remainder of the year One next Month the other in December.

November the 5th will be the day set aside for the…

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Added by Michael Mc Garrell on October 13, 2010 at 8:59pm — 7 Comments

My Journey from a Sex worker to Training faculty

‘As a child I am a mother of two children and as a sex worker I am sister of thousands of sex workers’. My journey from a sex worker to Traing faculty Afsari Begum…

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Added by YERUVA ANTHONY REDDY on October 13, 2010 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

The Experience

My organisation's tag line says "the experience that lasts a lifetime" Even as i sit an reflect on the AC process and the process involved. It makes me realise that this will add to my experiences that will last me a lifetime.

The SALT process will be fully integrated into my work, I truly believe that it will only make things better for the communities we work in. It is a process i believe that gives back to the community, it helps the work with the strengths they have. Too long has…

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Added by Michael Mc Garrell on October 13, 2010 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Impressions du PEER ASSIST

Le 11 octobre, par une matinée fraîche et ensoleillée, Gaston, Laurence et moi avons poussé la porte du Cercle des voyageurs. Tout le monde (ou presque) était déjà présent et l'odeur du thé à la menthe embaumait l'atmosphère. J'ai été accueillie chaleureusement par chacun d'entre eux et j'ai pu enfin mettre une image sur ces noms que je connaissait déjà. Un peu impressionnée dans mon coin par ces "grands" esprits, j'attendais en silence, un peu curieuse, ce qui allait se… Continue

Added by Gaetane Gilliot on October 12, 2010 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

THEY HAVE MOPED UP THE STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FEMALE SEX WORKERS: A SUCCESSFUL INITIATIVE FROM THRISSUR DISTRICT



The status of female sex workers in Kerala was very pathetic and wretched before starting the HIV/AIDS interventions among them by Kerala State AIDS Control Society under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) during the late 1990’s. They were victims of extreme human right violations due to…

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Added by BPDU on October 11, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

NARI SAKSHAM IN RAJAMANDRY dreams to have partnership with Government to manage Targeted Intervention

NARI SAKSHAM is a CBO promoted by CARE India in SAKSHAM (Strengthening Awareness, Knowledge and Skill for HIV/AIDS Management) Project. The project served as the implementation and learning site for a Community Led Structural Intervention in Andhra Pradesh in India. This project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation was implemented during 2004 to 2009 in Rajamandry town with over 1800 sex workers. The project was successful in reducing the HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities and enhanced rights…

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Added by YERUVA ANTHONY REDDY on October 11, 2010 at 10:38am — 4 Comments

Personal risk assessment in Guyana

For some time I had heard about the personal risk assessment exercise being facilitated with different groups in Guyana as part of the AIDS Competence Process (ACP), and I was curious to learn what it was like, how it was

facilitated, and how it fit in with the process. Fortunately I had an opportunity to observe it in action during my second visit to Guyana in late September.





It was during a SALT visit to the fire brigade near the lively Stabroek Market that I had the… Continue

Added by Usa Duongsaa on October 10, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

EANNASO Self Assessment results using the HIVOS PARTENSHIP PLATFORM ASSESSMENT TOOL





  1. INTRODUCTION OF THE HIVOS PARTNERSHIP PLATFORM


EANNASO staff members were taken through a general introduction of the HVOS partnership

Platform. The history and purpose of the platform was provided through a write

up and a discussion. Objectives…

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Added by Olive Mumba on October 7, 2010 at 7:05pm — 2 Comments

Freedom

Freire wanted education to be 'liberating'. He was opposed to passive transmission of information and condoned oppression. For him, education is 'the practice of freedom'.

The excerpt below of the book Pratiques émancipatrices. Actualités de Paolo Freire is a reflexion on the meaning of the word 'freedom'.



For an education to be truly liberating, we must ask ourselves: what does "freedom" mean?…

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Added by Marie Lamboray on October 7, 2010 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

Village de Bogoro: ...les absents ont toujours raison...

Dans le cercle de Koutiala communément appelé la capitale de l’or blanc (le coton), l’ONG GARDEM dans la facilitation de la réponse locale commence à passer à la vitesse supérieure avec des résultats que nous voulons absolument partager avec vous. En effet 7 facilitateurs de cette ONG organisés en 3 équipes de facilitation travaillent cette année dans 16…

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Added by Younoussa Diarra on October 6, 2010 at 5:49pm — 2 Comments

My first SALT visit in a prison -in Guyana

“Maybe it is best to have no expectations”, I was thinking by myself. My first SALT visit in a prison. And not just a prison. A prison in Georgetown, Guyana and on the agenda was facilitation of self-assessment on AIDS Competence. I have to admit that I was excited.…



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Added by Gaston on October 4, 2010 at 6:50pm — 2 Comments

CATERING TO THE WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY

Catering unit, an innovation from

Swantham Suraksha Project to empower female sex workers is under progress, as visualized by the promoters. Swantham Suraksha Project is run by the community based organization (CBO) of female sex workers in Ernakulam District of Kerala State. The Catering unit was officially inaugurated on 21st June 2010. Till date,…
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Added by BPDU on October 4, 2010 at 1:55pm — 3 Comments

The Use of Words

Networks explicitly inspired by Paolo Freire are concerned with the meaning of words, as similar words may be used very differently and have diverse meanings. The Constellation shares that concern.



For instance, when Marijo and her team constructed our website in Spanish, she did not translate the English website, but rethought our whole content in their own language.



To facilitate our collective learning on the… Continue

Added by Marie Lamboray on October 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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