(This is a story from Joan Hoxsey on Life competence. She is the Managing Partner of AIC, a global consulting organization dedicated to lifting up Appreciative Inquiry across the world. She is based in Ohio, US. Thanks Joan for sharing this beautiful, inspiring experience. The story reflects my favourite quote- "I can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. It's all how you look at it." ~ J. Kenfield Morley)
Joan- We have been… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on November 29, 2009 at 11:00pm —
SALT visit to Molvom village
Molvom village is known as Indian Pineapple village which is nearly 30km from Dimapur in Nagaland. ACP facilitators’ team was invited by Mr Haolai for a SALT visit to his village on 5th Nov 2009. The team was given a warm welcome when they reached at 7pm.
Immediately after arrival, an announcement was made through the public address system and men, women and youth gathered even though they had just arrived from the farm.
The team members… Continue
Added by Bheri M R on November 26, 2009 at 5:30am —
During the first evening of Indonesia Knowledge Fair we all went to SALT visit in small groups. This was not organized as we decided to practice the SALT with the people we would meet. We are now clear in our minds that SALT is not a visit but a way of life
SALT is appreciating our lives:
“I found a new way to know my child” - Exkuwin, Jakarta
“For the first time I asked my baby sitter about her life” - Wiwin,… Continue
Added by rebeka sultana on November 25, 2009 at 3:00pm —
We were at Manonjaya, West Java last week, together with JL, Rebeka, Lulu, Mustain (friend from Singkawang, West Kalimantan) and I. Jl has shared about this subdistrict and how beautiful a view at the side along the way.
At the second day, I facilitated the session of reflection. I proposed the question for all of us: when you woke up this morning, what did you think of? Well, this was actually an easy question. So I just said this question to audience. Some of participants gave an… Continue
Added by chandra nurhasz on November 23, 2009 at 10:26pm —
Il ne suffit pas que les universités enseignent la science. Elles se doivent d'éduquer à la sagesse.
En annexe (lien sous le texte anglais), un petit speech, que j’ai prononcé le 15 novembre à l'occasion du centenaire l’association des anciens de la Fac de Médecine à l'Université de Louvain.
Universities should… Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on November 23, 2009 at 6:00am —
After a six hours drive West of Jakarta through the beautiful scenery of mountains and deep green rice fields, mixed with the trappings of urban growth, we reach Tasikmalayan, Another 30 minutes and we are in Manonjaya sub-district. We are close to Sumatra Island, and the recent earthquake there has taken its toll on its beautiful mosque. .
Something incredible happens in this land of strict Muslim religion. Lulu, a beautiful transgender person,… Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on November 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
In September this year, Constellation AIDS and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) have entered into a partnership agreement for a one and half year period. The project is to pilot integration of the SALT approach of the Constellation AIDS within the Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach of IIRR in to two Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project sites in Ethiopia: Borena and Dire Dawa. In these locations, among other high prevalent disaster risk threats… Continue
Added by Zerihun Lemma Damenu on November 19, 2009 at 1:35pm —
Au Secrétariat de RDCCompétence, ce vendredi 23 octobre, les responsables de toutes les concertations de Kinshasa ont organisé, au secrétariat de RDCCompétence, une rencontre de réflexion.
L’objectif de cette rencontre était de faire le point sur l’état d’avancement des activités de leurs concertations et trouver le mécanisme de renforcement de la collaboration entre les concertations et les zones de santé. C’était comme leur propre autoévaluation. Ils ont réfléchis sur ce qui… Continue
Added by Samuel Michael MUSEY on November 16, 2009 at 8:04pm —
Vikram Phukan, Editor of Bombay Dost magazine spoke at the Association of Medical Consultants on Sunday 8th November 2009 in Mumbai.
I am posting his speech for members
*Debate Topic: Are Gay Rights here to Stay ? AMC , Mumbai , Leela Kempinski
, 8th November 2009*
*Proposition Panel: *Dr. Harish Shetty, Dr. Junaid Alam, Mr. Vikram Phukan
*Opposition Panel:* Dr. Kushal Mittal , Dr. S.N Aggarwal , Fr. Fergoz
Vikrams Speech :
Added by Vivek Anand on November 10, 2009 at 3:25pm —
For ACP to become a community practice, the community involvement is essential right from the start. Keeping this as an approach, “People in Need foundation” convened a meeting of the leaders of the proposed five ACP villages and had a detailed discussion on the process of ACP and its advantages for the villages.
The meeting held on 14th October 2009 was attended by sixteen leaders from 5 cluster villages around Molvom village of Nagaland and after thorough discussions unanimously… Continue
Added by Joe Ngamkhuchung on November 10, 2009 at 2:21pm —
Below is the summary of the SALT visit conducted by teh Truckers TI Team and the ACP Team in Nagaland led by Bijoya, the project Manager of Truckers TI.
An exploratory SALT visit was done on 5th November 2009 at 3:30pm to Lahorijan, the parking area where trucks from various part of the country are stationed on the National Highway 39. The drivers were busy cooking and getting ready to work. The team comprised of Bijoya from… Continue
Added by Joe Ngamkhuchung on November 10, 2009 at 1:30pm —
A well-organised Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) must be considered as an essential and integral component of any healthcare delivery system.
India does have a sound national blood policy (development of the same was incidentally largely facilitated by the Gujarat SACS), but the absence of a functional national blood service renders a patient hapless and helpless at the critical moments.
In event of a road traffic accident or any medical/surgical emergency, a patient is,… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on November 9, 2009 at 11:33am —
On October 2009, 120 NGOs leaders from 80 country including young leaders is gathered in Berlin to make evaluation about International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda implementation to marking 15 years of anniversary. As a tools of documentation we are proceeding the establishment 2 documents: Berlin call for action and Strategic Option for NGOs. Not to forget to mention, these document is pretty much accommodating youth statement in many aspect. And these documents is… Continue
Added by Rachel Arinii on November 8, 2009 at 8:13pm —
Our sexual drive is a powerful force—so powerful that many civilizations have believed it must be regulated in order to avoid conflict. By establishing rules of conduct, a society sets up a standard of correct behavior, or morals, that every individual is expected to uphold. A society's sexual morals are often based on a religion or philosophy that is predominant in that culture. However, not all members of a particular society necessarily believe in the same religion or philosophy and,… Continue
Added by Ernest Noronha on November 6, 2009 at 4:08pm —
Two weeks ago we had lunch with Khun Praseut or ‘Deeng’ -his nick-name. Deeng is from Thailand and he coordinates the Interfaith Network of Thailand. We explored with him why he became a Christian growing up in a Buddhist country. I listened attentively because I made a similar journey, growing up as a Christian but practicing Buddhism in my daily life.
Deeng started: “Actually, my father is a Buddhist and my mother is a Christian, so I was brought up with both religions. For me all… Continue
Added by Laurence Gilliot on November 5, 2009 at 12:23pm —
From the early to mid 1990s, India’s burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic was labeled “a heterosexual epidemic”, which led to the assumption that transmission through same sex encounters was negligible. Emerging evidence has shown that men who have sex with men (MSM) in India constitute an extremely diverse population, many of whom are living apparently heterosexual lives, but who are actually engaged in risk-taking behavior with either same sex or both same sex and opposite sex partners. This… Continue
Added by Ernest Noronha on November 5, 2009 at 11:06am —
THIS is one area where I want members to provide me information, guidance, views and case studies on successful model on Public Private partneship in providing quality STI clinical services to difficult to reach population especially, Truckers and Migrants.
I will be posting my experience on truckers here, but need to understand the issues from wider knowledge base from you all.
Added by Prashant Pastore on November 3, 2009 at 4:30pm —
We have been working with truck drivers (and allied community members) on HIV and STI risk and vulnerability reduction using a number of dialogue-based methods. These methods employed by and for truck drivers themselves, include interpersonal communication (IPC) and a form of participatory theatre called "Magnet Theatre" (MT). You can read more about this form of theatre here:… Continue
Added by Ash Pachauri on November 2, 2009 at 8:39am —
I am a new member of the aids competence. I want to pick up your brain too much. Some PLHAs had a sense of discrimination from environment and surrounding and so they have not dare to participate in any social events like forum, self help group. But their surrounding have not desire to discriminate upon them. So may I have any suggestion for this condition and how I do for those PLHAs ?
Added by Ye Win on November 1, 2009 at 7:49pm —
Mainstreaming. An issue that many of you deal with in some way. As the Constellation, we were asked to provide some inputs on a HIV mainstreaming strategy of a bi-lateral donor. Instead of reverting to the ‘standard’ arguments on how HIV is inherently linked to all kinds of other development issues, I took another stance. For me, the solution to effective mainstreaming can (again) be found in communities that respond.
Think back about the community visits you have done before….. How… Continue
Added by Gaston on November 1, 2009 at 12:47pm —