November 2016 stories (9)

THE POWER OF DREAMS-The path to dream building (Part 1)

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I reached the centre for my “Card making workshop with kids” and the centre was closed. The keeper forgot to open the centre and he was unreachable. I stood outside with the five young girls and informed them that we shall wait thirty minutes and if the keeper…


Added by Yumilah Govinden on November 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Are we Listening to and appreciating the communities?

ILO's global strategy on decent work for domestic work consists of strengthening national capacities and institutions including policy and legislative reform. In order to strengthen the domestic worker movement in Delhi and Chennai, Ms Reiko Tsushima, International Labour Organisation, ILO  shares her experience in use of community life competence approach to build competent domestic workers and development of Self assessment. Suneetha Eluri, ILO recorded the video in Chennai October…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on November 25, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sankuru: Mobiliser d'abord nos propres ressources

“Nous mobilisons d’abord nos propres ressources” est un principe important du processus de la compétence communautaire pour la vie. Selon ce principe, la communauté mobilise toutes les ressources humaines et financières dont elle dispose pour pouvoir mener à bien un projet, avancer vers son rêve.

C’est pourquoi je suis honorée de vous faire part des derniers progrès à Sankuru, RD-Congo.

L’équipe mondiale de soutien de la Constellation, en collaboration avec l’équipe…


Added by Marie Lamboray on November 25, 2016 at 4:47pm — No Comments

In Sankuru: Mobilising our own resources first

“We mobilise our own resources first” is an important principle in the community life competence process. This principle helps to ensure that a community uses its full strengths in working towards a dream, a shared vision. Members of the community mobilise all human and financial resources in their reach to achieve their own success.

I am therefore delighted about latest developments in Sankuru, RD-Congo.



Added by Marlou on November 21, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Dream building for an organization

Dear all, 

I facilitated a few months ago a great Dream building exercise for a 70 people organization in Singapore. The small group dreams came out extremely well. 

I was cautious of hierarchies, but actually had the team leaders facilitate the various groups and share their dreams in the end. That worked well. I briefed them separately before the event took place and shared relevant questions to ask during the exercise. 

Each group presented their dream on stage and…


Added by Gaston on November 19, 2016 at 4:41am — 4 Comments

With SALT, my kids now have a say! (on behalf of Pastor Edmond)

In October 2012 I was part of the local facilitators trained by Mr. Sangaré of the Constellation from Bamako. It was my first time hearing about this approach. At first we thought we might become experts, but in reality and in practical terms, it was very simple: SALT was rather a simple way of seeing others and a rewarding way of doing with others. At the end of the training we were required to experiment with a group of people. I decided to do it in my first grassroots community:…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on November 13, 2016 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Avec SALT, mes enfants ont maintenant leur mot à dire !

Récit posté au nom de Pasteur Edmond

En Octobre 2012 j’ai fait parti des facilitateurs locaux formés par monsieur Sangaré de la Constellation venu de Bamako. C’était ma première fois d’entendre parler de cette approche. Au début nous nous entrevoyions devenir des experts, mais dans la réalité et dans la pratique des choses c’était très simple : SALT, c’était plutôt une façon simple de voir les autres et une façon valorisante de faire avec les autres. A l’issue de la…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on November 13, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments

On the spot improvisation of SALT with children

Before the session started Mr Autry Haynes approached me and asked what were these 5 children doing. They were the children, nephews and grandchildren under 10 years of age of the women coming for SALT and they would be spending the next one and a half hour drawing all by themselves. My Haynes suggested that along with my friend, Jessinee, we improvise a session with the children.

We started the session asking the…


Added by Yumilah Govinden on November 2, 2016 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

A short story on local response in the UK

Last week myself and two other learners started the blended triad programme facilitated by Rituu and Claire.

In our opening session we were asked to consider the phrase "local response" and what it meant to us. 

The following is a short story from my experience. 

A few years back I worked as a community development officer in a coastal town in the UK. It is a…


Added by Priya Loomba on November 1, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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