October 2018 stories (8)

Strawberry fields forever

Let me take you down, because we are going to…… strawberry fields!

The drive uphill to village KB Sabilulungan is long. The curvy road takes us through the hills outside Bandung. The view on the tea-plantations is stunning. So fresh, so green and clearly maintained with so much diligence. During the #GLF2018 we are exploring sustainability of local responses. The 3 hours drive gives me time to…

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Added by Marlou on October 31, 2018 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

Recognising Inner Strengths, Taking Collective Action and Fostering Ownership

In Lormagorhati, a remote village of Kamrup, the youth and ladies in the community have realised that the sanitary latrines being provided to every home in the village are either made of sub-standard materials or that households are being left out. Based on a Self Assessment done by the community earlier, proper sanitation was an issue that they felt they were lagging behind on, so it became a part of their action plan. They would ensure that each household would be covered using sanitary…

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Added by Ruchira Neog on October 29, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

What is SALT for me?

Today, Thursday 25th October 2018, I was interviewed by Anu about the online SALT-course my triad finished last summer. 

Preparing for that interview I was pondering about (among more) the question 'What is SALT for me?'. That is a powerful question that made me look inside and find answers I wasn't aware of before.  I like to share some thoughts with you.

For me SALT is:

- Respect for the individual, for the community and for the world.

- The wisdom of the…

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Added by Margot on October 25, 2018 at 6:51pm — 4 Comments

Appreciative conversation- "Beginning it is hard but if you get into the habit, it grows like a culture"

(On 28th Sep 2018,  I facilitated a one-day session on use of SALT and Community life competence process in development and M&E . NILERD -National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (An Autonomous Institute under NITI Aayog, Government of India) organises M&E course for foreign professionals every year in Delhi, India. Here is a short summary of the discussion we had on our ‘common humanity’ and what it means in context of our work with people. This is part II…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 19, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CLCP to change Ward-Counselors to Ward-Members or Leaders!



A Taste of SALT: Intro session of 'Support, Appreciate, Learn and Transfer' (SALT) for ASHA or Ward Counselors as they are now re-designated, at the Family Health Center, Noolpuzha, Wayanad. This group of Ward Counselors will practice and facilitate SALT and Community Life Competence…

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Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on October 17, 2018 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

“I can see myself in you”

On 28th Sep 2018,  I facilitated a one-day session on use of SALT and Community life competence process in development and M&E . NILERD -National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (An Autonomous Institute under NITI Aayog, Government of India) organises M&E course for foreign professionals every year in Delhi, India. Here is a short summary of the discussion we had on our ‘common humanity’ and what it means in context of our work with people. This is part I of…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 14, 2018 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

We built a bridge

We made a bridge !

(photo courtesy: Rafique Tunio)

The bridge may be rickety, but it is a source of pride for the villagers of Rato Rind of Taluka Mirpur Sakro, District Thatta.

At a SALT introductory session, when participants were asked to share the collective response for a common problem,…

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Added by Kausar Skhan on October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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