November 2010 stories (42)

Dear Friends,

Dutch government says farewell to the fight against AIDS? I don’t think so!

The Dutch government is planning to drastically cut the budget for the international fight against AIDS. This includes the Dutch contribution to UNAIDS and the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria. This is unacceptable. In a time of economic crisis governments need to cut budgets. But not a budget that will threaten 180.000 lives. Help us prevent a tragedy!

Send a…


Added by Maaike van der Velden on November 30, 2010 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

Competency Assessment on Gender Violence (Guyana)

Hi friends,

Like most places the incidence of gender violence in Guyana is quite high.

As part of our response we've adapted the Community & Self Competence

Assessment tool toward gender-based violence. See attached. Would love

to hear comments and how other may have tried - both challenges and



Abbas Mancey …


Added by Abbas Mancey on November 30, 2010 at 6:58pm — 6 Comments

FXB India Suraksha Imphal Manipur SHOWING/SOWING the Seed of Competence In Manipur.

COMMUNITY ACTION DAY 29th November 2010 FXB India Suraksha Village Imphal, Manipur.…


Added by Joma on November 30, 2010 at 5:57pm — 4 Comments


Dear CLCP Members,

The Cambodia AIDS Competence Team and The…


Added by Vichet LOK on November 30, 2010 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

raising awareness regarding female feticide among school children and college students.

Hello friends,

I am new in this community, but am really warmed by the welcome I have got here. I am a doctor by profession. When I was pregnant with twins, my in laws and husband fraudantly got a sex determination test done, and on knowing that I am carrying…


Added by Dr Mitu Khurana on November 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Non-attachment to SALT

I visited three cities in DR-Congo the last 3 weeks. In each city, the AIDS Competence Process, called l’approche SALT’ here has been implemented for 9 months with impressive results.

For example, I was in Matadi in the province Bas-Congo. Facilitators and members of the communities shared beautiful changes in their community. Discrimination went down, people now talked about sexuality and HIV in their family, PLHIV came out in public, large groups went for testing and a general…

Added by Gaston on November 27, 2010 at 2:56pm — 3 Comments

A SALT Bouquet

Today is October 27, 2010, and SALT team and community members are about to hold their end-of-SALT-visit knowledge fair. I am supposed to facilitate the day, and I am a bit anxious. What format should I propose for a maximum benefit to all involved? Over the last three days, 4 teams visited each 6 communities and everyone learned a…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on November 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Un bouquet de SALT!

Aujourd'hui, 27 Octobre 2010, les membres de l'équipe SALT et de la communauté sont sur le point d’entamer la foire du savoir de fin de visite SALT dans la région de Koppal. Je suis censé faciliter cette journée, et je suis un peu anxieux. Quel format pourrais-je proposer pour qu’elle soit la plus profitable possible pour tous les

participants? Au cours des trois derniers jours, les 4 équipes ont chacune visité 6 communautés et tout le monde a beaucoup appris. Comment environ 60 personnes… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on November 25, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Life is Precious: Resonance across Continents

In the last week of October, something extraordinary happened in Koppal. I have been thinking about it for the past few weeks trying to understand what raised the whole experience to the sublime.

People came from 4 continents , strangers to each other mostly, and definitely to the communities in Koppal, and to most of us in Bangalore. They came to stimulate, appreciate and learn from communities and also to share their own special experiences. People have visited us and our…

Added by Sanghamitra Iyengar on November 24, 2010 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

Reponses locales impressionantes a Mbuji Mayi, RDC

Bienvenue a Mbuji Mayi ! Une fois la capitale mondiale des diamants. Maintenant, une des capitales dans le monde en termes de réponses locales face au VIH/ SIDA.

Mbuji Mayi était une des 15 villes en RDC qui fait partie du projet ‘Appui aux Initiatives Communautaires’ avec le PNMLS, RDCCompétence et la Constellation. Plus que 50 facilitateurs étaient formés et accompagnés pendant 8 mois. La majorité fait partie… Continue

Added by Gaston on November 23, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Meghamala Sandham a CBO in Mandapeta in Andhra Pradesh 'reunites the mother and son ' facing many hurdles.

As part of SALT visit, I had accompanied a group of sex workers to a village near 'Godavari River' at Rajamundry in Andhra Pradesh. We visited 'Meghamala Sangham' CBOof sex workers and a member of 'NARI SAKSHAM-a Federation of sex workers of CBOs. One of the sex workers facilitating SALT visit asked to share what they are proud of as Meghamala CBO. CBO members started telling an inspiring story. And the story is......

Lakshmi, a sex worker based at Yeluru town is…


Added by YERUVA ANTHONY REDDY on November 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Care is linked to prevention

S Devi*, a female sex worker from Rajahmundry, India shared her story during a SALT visit which illustrates the practice that Care is linked to prevention.

She shared a relationship with a man and continues till date. During the initial phase of their relationship she had to negotiate condom use with him. The first day when she requested him to use condoms he was not convinced. He thought why the need to use condoms when they are in a relationship. S Devi explained to him that she… Continue

Added by M.L. Prabakar on November 19, 2010 at 5:36pm — 4 Comments

Pinoy Competence meeting with Red HAT


Please visit Pinoy Competence group page

to see what happen to this meeting.

We are also looking forward to your advice and inputs.

Thank you so much co-Dreamers!

Jay… Continue

Added by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on November 18, 2010 at 10:16pm — 3 Comments

My Lesson on a Local Response Experience

I never realize how I could have observe or experience Local Response until I read the course module, I know it was there but never pay much attention on what it really meant.…


Added by Tricia Francis on November 18, 2010 at 8:17pm — 3 Comments

Asha Jyoti-- en français!

Il y trois semaines, notre équipe SALT a rendu visite à Asha Jyoti, un centre d’accueil et de soins pour les personnes vivant avec le SIDA. Rien ne m’a préparé à ce qui allait suivre, car cette visite allait faire éclater en morceaux ma conception de l'organisation des soins de santé. Je cherche encore à comprendre ce que j'ai vu, entendu et ressenti.

Nous avons…

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on November 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Asha Jyoti

About three weeks ago, our SALT team visited Asha Jyoti, a centre caring for People Living with AIDS. This visit shattered into pieces my thinking about the organization of health care. My mind and soul are still processing what I saw, heard and felt. I’ll try to share why.

We traveled from Koppal to Kushtagi, about 40 minutes away, through rice, millet and sugarcane fields. On the way our car squashed millet spread on the road, its wheels…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on November 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

We celebrated children's day last week with our kids. Their parents/ care takers and care givers were with them . It was half day with our kids.It was an oportunity for them to express what they are …

We celebrated children's day last week with our kids. Their parents/ care takers and care givers were with them .
It was half day with our kids.It was an oportunity for them to express what they are and enjoy. It was mainly aimed at making the ART center…

Added by Ajithkumar.K on November 17, 2010 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

BRO and Pocket of Stories from NE India, Nagaland CLCP KNOWLEDGE FAIR 10-12 November 2010

It was such a motivation once again when we saw that people have the capacity to change and the community with every individual have the strength.

Going to the Village for SALT visit by VAN besides me sat a great Mischief Dr.Rafique, along the National Highway he share me a story about the Milestone written BRO Drive Slow reach Safely, BRO Better Late than Never, BRO Don,t Drink while Driving, and he wonder why the people here are so polite calling everyone BRO on the Board…

Added by Joma on November 16, 2010 at 12:17pm — 5 Comments

IIRR Ethiopia - Communities Moving Faster Than Organisations!

Last week, we had the opportunity for the second support visit to IIRR Partners in Ethiopia. We were hosted by JeCCDO in Dire Dawa and joined by SOS Borana. On the second day of the visit, we spent a few hours thinking through how ACP and the IIRR Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) processes compliment and add value to each other. Then we made a visit to a community where 7 months ago JeCCDO had 'introduced' the dream and self-assessment. We spent the first hour sitting with… Continue

Added by April Foster on November 16, 2010 at 11:29am — 5 Comments

Salt Visits in Karnataka : What I got from it!!!

In this video I share about the experiences of the recent SALT visits in Karnataka. A group of people who shared Samraksha's belief in communities had heard about our work through different channels, and made the effort to come, visit and learn from the communities. It was a great learning experience, and once again by hearing about the community actions, listening to community representatives speak about wanting to respond to HIV, and already initiating responses, hearing about positive…

Added by murari rao samraksha india on November 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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