December 2008 stories (12)

4 ans déjà!

Le 16 décembre dernier, je rencontre le staff du groupe Pivot, à Bamako.

Mr Diarra me dit : « Savez-vous que vous avez donné votre interview à RFI il y a quatre ans exactement ? – Je le sais, parce que je l’écoute encore régulièrement»

Merci Mr Diarra de m’avoir rappelé cette interview.

C’était le tout début de la Constellation.

Voici l’interview pour ceux qui voudraient l’écouter !…


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on December 27, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Christmass message


Christmas is here with us. Its a time to cellebrate but more so to reflect. What has been our persoal achievement the year arround. How bussy have we been to not share an inspiring story with our friends. As we all gear up to the festivities lets not forget that the virus always spreads faster during such festive seasons. This season offers us an opportunity to practise SALT in our homes and within the company of friends whom we rearly meet. Lets all pull together to spread… Continue

Added by Onesmus Kalama on December 23, 2008 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

A Christmas Story

I would like to tell you of something that happened to me this week that has given me immense pleasure. I don't know that it has got much to do with AIDS Competence, but never mind.

During the week a friend fowarded an e-mail from one of her friends about a review of a book called 'The Living Mountain' by a woman called Nan Shepherd. It was a reprint of a book that had been out of print for a long time. The book is about the Cairngorm Mountains in the north of Scotland and as my… Continue

Added by Phil on December 21, 2008 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

SALT stimulating 'Holy Anger'

Last week i participated into the Tanzania Knowledge room moderators training held in one of the major truck stop along the Central Corridor (called Chalinze) During the SALT visit i learnt something that touched my heart: When communities are engaged through the SALT approach; on how they are responding, issues worrying them in life and their dream. They deeply reflect on themselves and wonder!,they become angered and generate passion to act.As they ask themselves on why it has taken them too… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on December 20, 2008 at 2:56pm — 5 Comments

Ongoing community conversations: Stimulating & deepening community capacity to Care and Change.

In September 2008, The Kenya NFT gathered in Mombasa to participate in the Knowledge room moderators training.During this time the team immersed themselves into a local community(Truck stop) for SALT visit. The encounter with the neighborhood was inspiring to both the team and the community.....'Ongoing community conversation are a good thing in this community. It will help people

to wake up and acknowledge their is a problem that needs to be addressed.... I have

been around here for… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on December 20, 2008 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

Combining ACP with GIPA, Thailand's Northern PHA Network Is Looking for Strengths and Mobilizing the Community

Suriya and Prapan from the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNP) - Upper North joined the ADB-NGOCompetence from the very beginning and have diligently attended all the learning events. Although at the beginning they were not sure how the AIDS Competence Process could be applied to the work of people living with HIV/AIDS and whether they would be able to learn sufficient skills to apply them. They were encouraged by the coaches to practice what they could after the kick-off workshop… Continue

Added by Usa Duongsaa on December 19, 2008 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

Un partage d'expériences fructueux

Quelques facilitateurs de RDCCompétence se sont rencontrés ce samedi 13 déc 2008 entre 9h et 12h pour partager leurs expériences. L'une des questions du partage était celle de savoir de quoi chacun d'eux était fier pendant cette année 2008 où la structure a fonctionné rien qu'avec ses propres ressources (sans appui extérieur).

Lisons attentivement les réactions de chacun:


Cette année, j'ai réalisé encore plus la différence entre les Salt et les autres… Continue

Added by Ngabala Eric on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Story of Merauke

Merauke is a plain land city of southern part of Papua, Indonesia.Where diversity of culture is less visible comparing to Jayapura, the provincial city.

Yet HIV has met people at Merauke and life is not stopped there. There is a district AIDS Commission as a local body to coordinate the HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care activities in the district. Ibu Henny is the secretary of local AIDS commission and a lawyer by profession. As she speaks to us on one of those fine… Continue

Added by rebeka sultana on December 15, 2008 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

Happiness spreads like the plague

The Constellation has known this secret but now scientists have found evidence! See The New Scientist article or even the bmj article if you want more technical detail.

For me it… Continue

Added by Geoff Parcell on December 7, 2008 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Resolution to introduce ACP among church leaders in a South Indian Province

The following email was sent to me by Jayakar, an ACP champion from Andhra Pradesh in the southern part of India. His passion for ACP is inspiring. Regards, Rituu, Delhi, India

Dear Rituu,


Share an Opportunity (SAO) India is actively implementing the ACP tools in our target area communities and it is showing good results.

On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY – December 1st 2008. The SAO India got the privilege of participation in the… Continue

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 7, 2008 at 9:31am — 2 Comments

How my Dutch experience ends up in a Papua New Guinea Knowledge Asset

We got out in Tent City settlement in Lae exposed to the burning Papua New Guinea sun. 60 people from five provinces including the Deputy Mayor were packed in two full buses followed by a special security car for the WHO rep and the UNICEF vice-director. 30 settlers waited for us in the community. With almost 100 people, we did a peer assist in the community on the three priority practices of Tent City: Inclusion, Access to Treatment and Mobilising Resources. An incredibly rich experience and… Continue

Added by Gaston on December 5, 2008 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

La prémière fois quand j'ai contact avec cette approche d'A.E. je n'y croyais pas, je me disais est ce que c'est possible qu'une communauté peut se prendre en charge? et surtout en connaissant les ré…

La prémière fois quand j'ai contact avec cette approche d'A.E. je n'y croyais pas, je me disais est ce que c'est possible qu'une communauté peut se prendre en charge? et surtout en connaissant les réalités de mon pays, la majorité attend toujours que l'extérieur apportes toujours, c'était difficile.

Mais quand j'ai commencer des activités avec les communautés de toute les couches sociales, je commence à croire que avec un peu de volonté nous pouvons faire quelques choses pour le changement… Continue

Added by MUKALAYI UMBA Toussaint on December 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

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