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Aanganwadi workers, Children & adolescrnt girls build their common dream

Date : 13 April 2023

Avani Sanstha started SALT conversations in Vashi village for past one year. After SALT visits, we decided to invite community members for building their dream. Everyone was called to the Anganwadi center in Vashi village. In April 2023 about 17–18 people joined including Aangawadi workers and girls aged 11–16 years. We asked them to write what their dreams are about their village and about the children of the village.…


Added by Shahrukh Atpade on May 25, 2023 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Strong characters are built the way strong muscles are build

Village- Kithituni, Kenya

Date 27th April 2023

I met a group of 15 women who have formed a group called Baraka for a SALT conversation. This means blessings in my language. Women of different age groups formed a group by this name as they want to receive blessings. The group meets every Saturday. The group started as the women were not in good condition and wanted to help each other. They had a small amount of money. They share their food with…


Added by Florence Mwikali on May 8, 2023 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Why does it take time to adopt SALT?

Rural Aid works with Tea Garden communities in West Bengal and started using SALT more than a year ago. I asked the wonderful team the reason why those working with communities take so much time to understand and use SALT. Here is what they said- Very powerful and clear. Thank you Rural Aid team!



Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 1, 2023 at 2:30am — No Comments

A challenge to teaching SALT

A Challenge to teaching SALT

Kausar S Khan

Draft 1, 25th March 2023


The essence of SALT is crystal clear. It is a strength focused approach, built on stimulation and appreciation of communities engaged with SALT. Listening is another key element of SALT, as it enables the SALT Facilitator to stay engaged with the community being engaged. What is learnt and what is transferred assists the SALT…


Added by Kausar Skhan on April 12, 2023 at 7:00pm — No Comments

We needed outsiders to come & ask us our dream!

Kandgaon village builds its common dream for children & youth

Avani Team conducted several SALT conversations in the past few months in Village Kandgaon, Maharashtra, India. the project is supported by Global Fund for children.

On 4th April, the team invited the local elected leader, a female…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 11, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

Now the focus is on the “younger generation"

AVANI has been working with SALT in Washi village for the past one and a half years. But the young boys and men of the village did not meet. For this, we tried to communicate with them in different ways. But nothing happened.

Tried to meet through acquaintances in the village, and because of this, some meetings were conducted.

An opportunity to meet some Boys (Taruns) came…


Added by Shahrukh Atpade on April 4, 2023 at 11:42pm — No Comments

A story of a 28th year’s old girl who welled up with tears after recognizing her own strengths during the SALT process.

I work with a RuralAid NGO. My work with support from Global Fund for children is in Alipurduar District, Kalchini block (state of West Bengal, India). We work in the tea gardens on the issue of trafficking and child labor.

A story of a 28th year old girl who welled up with tears after recognized her own strengths during the SALT visit.  …


Added by Dheeraj Lepcha on April 3, 2023 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

A week with Blaise Sedoh

Blaise Sedoh died on 22 February 2023.

I met Blaise for the first time on Sunday 26 October 2008 in Lomé, the capital of Togo at the offices of the Red Cross of Togo. We spent that afternoon talking about how the Red Cross in Togo were using Self-Assessment to address AIDS and malaria. Our plan was to spend a week travelling the length of Togo…


Added by Phil on March 31, 2023 at 11:53pm — 2 Comments

SALT helped in engaging Men as allies for gender equality

We have been conducting SALT visits with women and elders in the village on the issue of gender equality. However, it was difficult to involve men in the age group of 30 to 55 years.

They are the main power holders and decision makers in the family.

When men lead by example it can encourage their…


Added by Shahrukh Atpade on March 20, 2023 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Versatility of SALT in Counselling practice

I am Prabakar. I am a counsellor, Therapist, am a mentor for counsellors in area of counselling in mental health (that includes sexual and reproduction health and trauma) based in Chennai, India.

I believe in Community life competence process (CLCP) and I also practice SALT. Mental health counsellors and professionals, we follow a lot of principles in our practice like warmth, genuineness, empathy, being non-judgmental, congruence and so on. SALT which is the life line of life…


Added by M.L. Prabakar on March 19, 2023 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Gender Transformative change through SALT

Priyanka, who lives in Nandwal, has spent her days in hardship since her childhood because her mother died when she was young and her father remarried. Stepmother did not give Priyanka motherly love at all. She tormented and tortured Priyanka a lot. She did not give importance to her education either. Priyanka has a step-brother. Her stepmother gave more importance to her son's education than Priyanka . After 10th class, Priyanka…


Added by Jayashri Kamble on March 5, 2023 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Community took it up!

It all started as we were expecting the second wave of Corona. Global Fund for Children (GFC) in connection with Delhi Solidarity Group did training on home-based care for different organizations helping communities to fight against the second wave. We (the Purnata team) were invited by GFC to participate in a Delhi Solidarity Group workshop.…


Added by Souvik Sarkar on February 23, 2023 at 10:16pm — No Comments

I will give wings to children's dreams...

     A SALT activity was conducted with a family in the villages of Vashi through Avani Sanstha. The son of the family and his father were present for this SALT.


At first we introduced each other, then there was a discussion about the villages and various social events. Then started taking SALT. When I asked them to recall one good thing…


Added by Shahrukh Atpade on February 22, 2023 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Group of women take responsibility of children safety and drive away a suspected trafficker

Hello everyone, my name is Ujana Minj from Rural Aid NGO work with support from Global Fund for Children is in Alipurduar District, Kalchini block (State of West Bengal, India). We work in the tea gardens on the issue of trafficking and child labour. During our SALT approach, I and my colleague Rati Lama have found that a group of women drive away a suspected trafficker from their tea garden     …


Added by Ujana kumari Minj on February 20, 2023 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Wizara Special School report Kenya



Wizara is a special school located in Kuria, Kenya. It was started back in the year 2009 as a reflection of the main school Wizara Primary School. After realizing that they were many students in the area living with disabilities and there where no schools that…


Added by Debbie on February 9, 2023 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

SALT gave wings to their dreams

I visited many families in Vashi village for salt activity. When I met many people, I realized that no matter how good the financial situation of the house is. Village people have a slightly different way of thinking. They think a lot about society, relatives, if girls are taught more, they will get married late, then relatives, neighbors will criticize them, so even if girls are smart, they don't allow them to get higher education, they get them married as soon…


Added by Shahrukh Atpade on February 8, 2023 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

Failures, Fears, and Frustrations: The more the merrier!

Are not our dreams meant to pull us out and forward through our 3Fs?


I heard many famous lines for the first time in my life in school, which I shall carry to my grave. One was when our NCC Navy lead fell out of step doing the semaphore flag signalling drill to welcome the Chief Guest to our School on NCC Day. Our Math’s Teacher in…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on February 6, 2023 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A mentally ill injured woman from Jaisingpur bus station area was admitted for treatment

While coming to office in Kolhapur, a mentally ill woman who used to wander in Jaisingpur bus station premises for the past two months. This woman herself used to sing songs, beat herself up, destroy everything. But suddenly last night she had a fatal attack. Someone smashed a brick into her head. Bleeding profusely. The woman remained lying in the cold since night. In the morning people got a call from the bus station and informed that this woman should be taken for treatment soon.…


Added by Abhijeet Jadhav on February 4, 2023 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

SALT Training with Anganwadi Worker's

We started informing them about SALT. Shahrukh explained CLCP to them and then I discussed it. I tell them you think about your village's children and draw a picture of your dream belonging to your village children. You don’t think about questions like roads, water, electricity etc. Everyone was given time to think about this dream.…


Added by Imran on February 2, 2023 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Inclusion in Action

When Rightsholder groups meet at the Asian Link and Learn Festival

A big circle with people from all generations, some wearing headsets, whispering in different languages and visible sign language going on. The silhouette of an empty human is on the floor. …


Added by Marlou on February 1, 2023 at 10:37pm — No Comments

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