Connecting local responses around the world
This story is after a discussion with my team mate from Ruchira Neog , Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA). I have also had discussion on this with my Bongaigaon and Udalguri teams.
Often I am asked why we have not focused on 'mothers' in our immunization project in Assam. Why have we engaged the family and the whole village. With 11 months of work, I reflect on this aspect of mothers vs family approach.
We invite every segment…Continue
We cannot go back to the old days, but we can go back to the old ways. It seems we were once more able to connect with nature and with eachother. Let's go back to that!
SALT is something close, within, not something outside of you. Do you agree?
hello everyone I am pratibha and I am sharing with you my experience on salt. rittu ji asked me a question about salt that how can we continue the salt if we are not getting funds. than I answered that salt is not an activity it is a part of our life. so we don't need any other support to continue this.
Added by Pratibha Lal on February 13, 2018 at 10:10am — No Comments
As I am rereading the summary of our initiation weekend, I realize that there were two learning items that I had not included in the initial report.
The first reflection was around the envelopes. While the core of our work consists of identifying our strengths and those of others, I believe we need to be mindful not to create an artificial and contrived exercise around the envelopes. In other words, the observations should be stimulated but not forced. Otherwise the danger is to…Continue
Depuis le début de 2017, les facilitateurs du Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) et de la Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA) soutiennent l'approche SALT/CLCP dans 120 villages de 3 districts de l'Assam : Kamrup Rural, Bongaigaon et Udalguri. La Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) effectuera de mars 2018 à janvier 2019 une évaluation contrôlée randomisée.
En dépit des difficultés, les facilitateurs font un travail formidable : « Tout va bien et…Continue
Added by Marie Lamboray on February 8, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Since the beginning of 2017, facilitators from the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) and the Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA) support the SALT/CLCP approach in 120 villages in 3 districts of Assam: Kamrup Rural, Bongaigaon, and Udalguri. The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) will be evaluating the intervention using a randomized controlled trial from March 2018 to January 2019.
Despite challenges, facilitators are doing tremendous work:…Continue
Added by Marie Lamboray on February 8, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A drizzly February Friday afternoon, but soon the halls of our new training venue (Institute of Neurocognitivism) is filled with warmth and laughter around the cocktail tables filled with edibles and drinks. Our 12 participants have all arrived and are getting to know each other.…Continue
Marlou and I gathered with a diverse group of volunteers and employees of a housing corporation to kick off our project "Common Ground" in a new neighborhood in Amsterdam.
In one street of this neighborbood, one out of three households came to the Netherlands recently as refugees. They obtained a temporary residence permit and the local government provided housing to them. They come from Nigeria, Libia, China, Eritrea,…
Added by Birgitta Schomaker on February 4, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Korohouon Two major actions were completed in the feasible action plan of the Korohouon community:
The sector head tells the reasons for this dream: "When we have cases of illness or a…Continue
I would like to share with all of you, The Constellation, my concern and sadness on the impunity on Turkey’s offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Up to 24 civilians have been killed and an estimated 5,000 displaced in the first three days.…Continue
Added by Noemi Bertomeu on January 25, 2018 at 6:04pm — No Comments
Sur la visite d'appréciation des communautés de Korohouon, Baala et Naapa dans le cadre du suivi des plans d'action faisables du projet régional confiance à Diécké
Deux actions majeures ont été accomplies dans le plan d'actions faisables de la communauté de Korohouon:
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If I’m comfortable with the idea that we need to create and hold a space of trust? O yeah, of course!
My experience of being part of a group where no space of trust did exist: I felt alone; I was able to achieve acceptable results but I didn’t florish; everybody was working on his/her own; there was no synergy; sometimes I felt we were enemies.
When there is trust within a group, the result is far more than the sum of its parts; being and working together is fun, gives…Continue
Module 1, Exercise 1: Reflection on Amber’s story
For me Amber’s story is a reflection of me feeling uncomfortable, not at ease and shy when I read about history at school: I never understood why people (or countries) would do (e.g.) missionary work. Already as a kid it made me angry. I didn’t use the words I can use now: for me it felt so disrespectful to impose something on others. And of course, I don’t know anything about how the missionaries acted and how they were received. I…Continue
For me the S for Stimulating in SALT reminds me of Appreciative Inquiry (AI): what (behavior, routine, way of working) is already going well (even if it happens irregularily or not so often), and how can we stimulate its occurrence to spread or increase?
A few days ago Ayan (former refugee from Somalia) and I were visiting a community of single men that live together temporarily in a housing facility that the local government provided for them, while waiting for their new, individual…Continue
Suwatland and Suwat has inspired me for 25 years now. Anu and I spent a few days in Suwatland recenty. Anu, who works with me on "Let's Reconnect" took a set of videos which we will share over the next few weeks. Here is what Anu wrote as an intro:
"The home of Suwat is the place where JL wrote “What Makes Us Human?”. In a way it’s very fitting because Suwat really helped JL to understand the AIDS situation in Thailand in the beginning of 2000s. For some…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on January 16, 2018 at 1:28am — No Comments
Siobhan Marsh, a young professional from Generate Worldwide and based in Melbourne was visiting India with her students. She invited me to speak to her students on – how can young people engage mindfully in community building and development. For me this was a SALT visit to the group of youth about 16-18 years of age. I was not the expert. What could I do to learn from them and they could learn from each other?…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on January 15, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Before the start of SALT process in this community ( Village Kanara Beel, Bongaigaon - Assam/India) people's thinking was that immunization was for the benefits of the govt people's as it is their job in the related field and they used to get paid for it. But after the start of SALT in the community now the…Continue
Dear community, some time ago I posted my ideas about facilitating CLCP in really large groups. These were some of my experiences which might be helpful if you face that challenge:
If you have 200 participants, I would aim to get at least 5 facilitators. 10 is even better.
- Brief well together the day before the event with these people. Prepare the room for both plenary (in a circle) as well as 5 or more groups with sufficient A4 paper, markers, flipchart…
In current times, we use technology to remind us - our phones, google calendar and so on. In our project on immunization in Assam in a tiny village, people wanted to remember the date of next vaccination schedule of their babies. What did they do? Read on...
In Village Silamahikhati (Kamrup Rural) where facilitator VHAA- Deepak Nath…Continue