Connecting local responses around the world
At the end of a year marked by calls for action on the climate emergency, I am sending you this note on the meaning of Now, written with Isabelle Giraldo of Emergences.
Happy New Year 2020
"Act Now! The end of the world is nearby! Collapse is already upon us, and with it its train of disaster!" Doesn't this message bear a striking resemblance to the message about AIDS that was repeated over and over…
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Old, young, women , men , patients & children developed a common dream for health in village Majhiwar, Block Mashobra, district Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. Facilitated by Arun and Virender, SALT facilitators from NGO Mamta on 28th Dec 2019. I will highlight three points here:
1. Community/neighbourhood & family centric response to health
HealthRise is a project on Non communicable diseases (NCDs)- diabetes and hypertension. We have…Continue
Salutations fraternelles et heureuse année 2020 aux membres individuels, aux membres œuvrant au sein des organisations et des communautés de base connectés comme des astres de the Constellationcommunitylifecompetence.
Je partage ici une expérience fabuleuse que je connais depuis 2017. Une double posture comme prestataire de service dans la lutte contre la Poliomyélite en faveur de la vaccination des enfants de la tranche d'âge de 0 à 59 mois.
En effet, grâce à mon expérience de…Continue
In september we started with sewing lessons in incubators place Lolaland in Amsterdam. A group of 10 women from all walks of life comes together at every Tuesday. Sunday our first products will be sold at the Christmas market.
During breakfast in Shulinab [an indigenous village] in the Rupununi on the border with Brazil, I met some personnel from the Ministry of Social Cohesion. A conversation about what I do ensued and to illustrate a point I engaged the team of four on the Ready Pull exercise, see…Continue
Widad and I were so impressed when Sis, head of Bandung City Aids's Commission shared on one satellite session at the conference about SALT and CLCP. She shared that there was 8 community-based aids prevention and care group (WPA) trained and capacitated at 2018 and some of WPA keep working since they have a clear vision and action…Continue
(On 4th Dec 2019, Dr Michael Steffens visited Village Hiragata, Kamrup Rural, Assam, India for evaluation of CLCP and SALT approach in building community ownership on child health. Anganwadi worker* named Surya Hamida presented two self-assessments for year 2017 and 2018 done by the community on child health and shared the importance of Self assessment. Project being implemented by Voluntary Health Association of Assam and Constellation with voluntary Health Association of India. Thanks…Continue
Village Sakiapara, Udalguri District, Assam (India). We are using CLCP and SALT process for community engagement on immunization and child health. ANM and ASHA are health workers in India
ANM- Initially there were left outs and drop outs in immunization in this village in year 2017. Through SALT approach, ASHA realized that she could tap the community and rope in the women and if they are involved she could get 100% immunisation. Male participation in immunization has improved. Male…Continue
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Another community identified for Department for Science and Technology program ( DOST) CEST Program. The PSTC Biliran, headed by Provincial Director Romy Dignos, in collaboration with other agencies implement the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood, and Employment Cluster…Continue
This is Nirmala. She is just fifteen years old. She is a school drop out and managed to go to middle school because her village has school upto 8th standard only. Thereafter one needs to go out of the village in nearby taluka place to get higher secondary education. And her father do not have adequate money to send girl child to pursue higher education.
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In Uaipur, we visited Anganwadi Centre in Upla Chotiya village. When we went there, SALT meeting was going on and some 12-15 villagers from the age group 12-70 years were present at the centre. There we met Veni Ram jee. He is 60 years old and active member of the village. He says that before HealthRise came to his village he loved consuming tobacco. In his words, ‘tambakhu…Continue
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I recently spoke with a man called Lord Nigel Crisp, who used to run one of the biggest organisations in the world: the UK's National Health Service.
Since leaving the 'NHS', he has become a global health advocate in British politics and around the world, with an aim of improving local healthcare by creating global partnerships.
Here's his #HowToBuildCommunity interview in full...…Continue
I was introduced to CLCP by Sirinate during a Constellation's partnership with WorldFish in Philippines.
I work with Department of Science & Technology VIII. One area of my work is Community Empowerment through Science and Technology. It is program of DOST. We continue to facilitate the CLCP in all our identified Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) communities. This is to ensure that DOST's assistance will have an impact in the…Continue
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`This is us´, a refugee from Eritrea says after watching `The match of our lives`from the documentary project As You Open Your Eyes.
´This is us; when I was a child, I walked barefoot, like the children in the film´.…Continue
In October 2019, i went to Dumuria village for SALT visit purpose and i meet with ASHA WORKER Mrs. Sohiton Nesa. ASHA is health worker in India.
Then she told me that AK wife of MH of said village was not interested to immunize their children's in 2 year ago. Asha try more and more but family did not listen. After SALT Approach activities (CLCP) that family was interested and immunized their child. Now that child age is 18 month . She said this is only possible…Continue
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Utilising the CLCP self-assessment tool, I guided a group of climate activists through a process of "community self-reflection". Currently, this climate movement is reflecting back upon a period of many intense actions (e.g. blocking roads) in public spaces, and at the doorsteps of corporations.
Beyond Social Services just commemorated 50 years of working with low income families and communities in Singapore. Our approach has always been to focus on the strengths of the members of the community, and rally people around issues they face.
SALT and CLCP entered our lives about 8 years ago. SALT…