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Zenita Nicholson's Blog (10)

Is FEEDBACK important?

Do you share ? Are you getting or giving feedback? 

Here's some of my thoughts on what I term as a very vital part of staying connected in our global community.

FEEDBACK, is a very important medium of TRANFERing  knowledge  and information. A small note in response to a writer makes them feel APPRECIATED and SUPPORTED, even in cases where there is nothing to add; just saying thank you goes a long way.

Feedback provides the writer…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on May 7, 2012 at 6:41am — 2 Comments


One night I sat in front of my most treasured toy, the computer, staring, wondering how do I incorporate the ways of thinking and the ways of working of community life competence into my work, my home life, my life as is.

How to make this link , and keep CLC real and alive, the living breathing body of knowledge that it is?

Then Rituu popped up on Skype. WE exchanged a few thoughts then she asked me  for my feedback on ning and what I would like to see there ,…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on May 4, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments


If we had a community life competence anthem or song, to me it would go something like this: enjoy!! 

Deep within each heart

There lies a magic spark

That lights the fire of our imagination

And since the dawn of man

The strenght of just "I can"

Has brought together people of all nations

There’s nothing ordinary

In the living of each…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on February 17, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

An Intimate Conversation - How has SALT affected you?

Friday, December 2, 2011 it was a warm placid night.  I could hear an assortment of sounds: the buzz of the fan as it whirred; the faint sing songs of the vicious hungry mosquitoes; the happy chirp of the crickets outside my window; the neighbor’s dog barking and that familiar, happy ring tone of Skype. This is a very intimate conversation with Ryon Rawlins. A young local gay man who is part of the Guyana Community Life Competence, he shares his personal experience of how SALT has impacted…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on December 28, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Pros and Cons of Building the DREAM


1. Dream Building provides a guidance,a pathway to what we want to achieve 

2. Dream Building provides a tool for measurement, measuring where we are to where we want to go, and assessing what we need to get there

3. Provides us with a sense of knowing when we get there , achieve the DREAM 

4. Because it is MY dream , I…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on December 15, 2011 at 4:14am — No Comments

Building MY Personal DREAM

During the CLC Workshop UNAIDS hosted in September, 2011. I did my first dream building exercise..we were given about 10 minutes to do this .....this is what I drew:

My dream spoke of having easy, readily available access to Mental Health support / services for everyone.......of having no taboo / stigma  when accessing mental health support / services .....of…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on November 14, 2011 at 1:11am — 9 Comments


We did our first SALT visit as a team on Friday, Nov 3rd 2011 at the SALVATION ARMY, Georgetown Guyana.

Before the meeting Steve, Nadia and I kept in contact, constantly SHARING ideas, about the concepts we learnt in the CLC workshop. It was exciting to LISTEN to each other's views and share our thoughts. 

On the day of the planning meeting, I had black out or no electrical power at home. Steve and Nadia and Myself kept in contact via phone. Later that day, creativity…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on November 7, 2011 at 7:43am — 6 Comments


Our way of thinking, trying to put this into words.At the end of this Chapter we were asked for our input,there are a few things I would say differently ...I would say ...

we are all learning, growing and changing.... continuously 

The capacity continues to be revealed and nurtured.

My thinking: 

We are right where we need to be in any given moment. There are several things going on here, first, whatever…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on November 4, 2011 at 5:11am — 7 Comments

UG Social Work Students and Lecturers and SALT

On October 19, 2011 at the University's Campus, Turkeyen, Guyana . 25 Social work students and two lecturers were sprinkled with SALT.Colleen and Myself facilitated the process.

The Weather Inside.

This a great way of taking…


Added by Zenita Nicholson on October 21, 2011 at 8:08pm — 9 Comments

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