Connecting local responses around the world
For them football isn’t just a fun ball game but one way to escape drug and alcohol…Continue
Towards shared responsibility in a sustained Constellation
IndoCompetence at the Heart of Global Support
Since three years a recurrent priority of the work plan of the Constellations Global Support Team is ‘organizing a Global Learning Festival’. It is our highlight of the year. People from all walks of life and all corners of the world come together. To connect, to share, to learn together. From Mauritius 2016, to Entebbe 2017 to now Bandung…Continue
The drive uphill to village KB Sabilulungan is long. The curvy road takes us through the hills outside Bandung. The view on the tea-plantations is stunning. So fresh, so green and clearly maintained with so much diligence. During the #GLF2018 we are exploring sustainability of local responses. The 3 hours drive gives me time to…Continue
Living your dream by taking small steps
“Do you want a burger ? It is a vegan-burger, because that is the topic of today’s meeting – but it is not too bad!” A group of young men are joking behind the barbecue as they turn around the burger and sausage shaped vegan products. A bit further down a…Continue
Humanity and Unity pushing through bureaucracy
SALT WITH COFFEE AND POPCORN
The odeurs of fresh coffee and crusty popped popcorn have filled the room -…Continue
Het is een hele omschakeling van de Syrische stad Damascus, via het levendige Bangkok, naar het dorpje Joure op het Friese platteland in Noord-Nederland. Kinana heeft zich voorgenomen om tijdens deze reis van elke fase in haar leven een leerervaring te maken. Een mogelijkheid om nieuwe dingen te ontdekken en te groeien als mens. Nu dat ze haar eigen gezin met vier prachtige kinderen op de rails heeft, staat voor Kinana vast dat ze wil bijdragen aan het geluk van anderen, “vanuit mijn…Continue
Maggie had a dream for Green and Happy islands in Maluku. She lived that dream.
She took her role in contributing small doable actions towards the dream very serious and that made her a great human being.
To a question what ‘animal’ she would be if she was an animal she responded: “A…Continue
“Hey, we want to be part of this. We are here. What can we do?”
The newly trained SALTy facilitators who carried out a first round of living room conversations in February were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and smiles with which people in ‘de Fier’ opened their doors for them.
The Fier is one of the newly built apartment buildings in Zeeburgereiland,…Continue
A community conversation in Majpara, Assam, India. With 38 degrees and 98 percent humidity in the air we have come together in the nursery of this village. The heat is almost unbearable and all our faces, hair and clothes are wet. We look at each other and laugh. "If you can hold on, so can I", we seem to think. The conversations give the energy.
“Is it possible to imagine [...] a world where individuals and communities recognise and respect their common humanity, and live out their full potential to contribute to society as a whole?”
Many among us as participants in this Constellations virtual platform will surely feel we are contributing to creating that world. We do so in our own way, with our own means, in our own context.…Continue
What is the link between this young Motown band in Divonne (MMD) and the SALT team in Sankuru?
They are both mobilising strengths to support communities in RD-Congo to fight monkeypox! The youngsters are preparing a charity concert end January to contribute to the efforts of the…Continue
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“Movilizamos nuestros recursos en primer lugar” es un principio importante en el proceso de competencia ante la vida. Este principio ayuda a garantizar que una comunidad emplee todo su potencial trabajando en la consecución de un sueño. Los miembros de la comunidad movilizan todos sus recursos humanos y financieros para conseguir alcanzar su propio éxito.
Por ello estamos encantados de recibir las últimas noticias sobre Sankuru, Républica Democrática del Congo.
El Equipo de…Continue
Added by Marlou on December 5, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments
“We mobilise our own resources first” is an important principle in the community life competence process. This principle helps to ensure that a community uses its full strengths in working towards a dream, a shared vision. Members of the community mobilise all human and financial resources in their reach to achieve their own success.
I am therefore delighted about latest developments in Sankuru, RD-Congo.
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What is a local response and how can I help?
Local teams respond to their current challenges and work towards longer-term dreams by encouraging local ownership of issues and solutions. This is what we mean by a local response.
Some teams have more pressing needs than others at any given time, and would benefit greatly from your support now.
In Sankuru, together against monkeypox
Added by Marlou on October 20, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I have been enjoying many conversations lately with friends in the Constellation around how we as CLCP facilitators apply ‘naturally’ SALT as a way of working in our own lives as well. Sometimes we say jokingly ‘don’t try this at home’ when it comes to Support, Appreciate, Learn and Transfer in the private circle.
Is SALT in our own family sometimes difficult because we fall into an old trap: we think it is up to us to be the expert?
A small remark from my…Continue
(posted on behalf of CATCH team - Botswana)
Communities tracking and measuring community-driven actions at Ward Level in the South East pilot district of the approach called Communities Acting Together to Control HIV (CATCH).
The CATCH approach that has been piloted since June 2015 in the South East district in Botswana with the support of NACA, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government, UNAIDS, US partners and the Humana…Continue
For the principle for Action:
“Si on crée l’espace pour l’expresssion, les capacites des personnes vont éclore”
The dream machine that produces happiness
“Are the children in the Village de Tamarinier poor?” asks my ten year old daughter Chiara when I call her after a day of visiting this Mauritian village. I hesitate. Yes, at the first sight…Continue
The song tells the story and dream of the Amitoyens, in the Pays de Gex, France.
If you don't understand the French you can stil enjoy the music and voice of Lorenzo…Continue
“We are most proud of our perseverance”, the joy is on the faces of all Amitoyens and contagiously clears up all in the room. A group of participants in a SALT weekend in the east of France is absorbing their story with eagerness. Ears wide open.
They’d better be proud!
The dream that started in them as individuals and in their families years ago is a big step further to reality today – thanks to their perseverance!
'Amitoyens’ dream is to live in co-housing with a…Continue