Shahrukh Atpade's Blog (15)

People want to change; They needed encouragement

 I visited a family in Vashi village, first I started talking to a woman and her daughter in that house. The lady of this house Vaishali (name changed) wanted to educate a lot but her wish could not be completed. Before marriage Vaishali's father’s financial condition was good, but her parents were orthodox and traditional, though they had money but they did not teach their girl. Because at that time people didn't think it was important to educate…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on January 30, 2023 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Anything for the family...

I visited one family for SALT in Vashi Village, Kolhapur. Mother, father and their daughter were present in the family at that time.

We met them for the first time and introduced them to us and our work. After that I started taking SALT activity. In the family no one is more educated. Mother is only a 6th standard passed and Father is a 12th standard pass. The elder daughter goes to college while the younger son goes to school. When asked to recall a good…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on January 27, 2023 at 4:54pm — No Comments

My little help makes someone very successful

I decided to take the SALT of one woman in vashi village. The name of that woman is sarika (name is changed) . When I went to her home That woman had come from her farm at that time. We introduced each other after I started the SALT.

A woman from a simple family. But after meeting her, it seemed from her speech that she could talk a lot, say a lot. I was asked about the one good thing she had done in her life. At that time he started telling without taking any…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on January 24, 2023 at 2:42pm — No Comments

SALT Training of Anganwadi Sevika

we are taking SALT in vashi village. A couple of months ago the salt activity with the Anganwadi Sevika was done. After that it was decided to take SALT training there. In the beginning the day of salt was fixed, after that only a few questions were asked to Anganwadi Sevika. In which they were asked about the problems they faced while working in the Anganwadi then everyone told the problems.…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on January 17, 2023 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Old is Gold...

SALT activity was taken with men in Vashi village, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. 8 to 10 men were talking with me.

In the beginning, I went to them and asked them for a little time.

In the start, those people told about the village and about themselves, and then they told about their fields. After that, when I asked them to remember the good deeds done in their life. Everyone shared their story. in…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on January 16, 2023 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What I learned...

It was decided to facilitate SALT with teenager children in Vashi village, Kolhapur district, India. Anganwadi workers also facilitated with me. In the beginning, everyone introduced themselves well. After that started a SALT conversation.

What I learned......

I facilitate SALT with everyone as…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on December 22, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Our strengths....

SALT activity was done by Avani organization with Adolescent Girls in Vashi village in which Anganwadi workers and small children along with Adolescent Girls were also included.

Initially it was decided to play a small game with the adolescent girls. But along with…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on November 19, 2022 at 2:30am — No Comments

We are not less than anyone......

SALT Activity was taken by Avni Sanstha with women in Vashi village, in which 7 women were involved.

 In the beginning, we introduced ourselves by asking name, mother's name and what everyone likes to eat. After asking the questions, everyone was a little flustered but happily introduced themselves. After a short conversation, we asked to…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on November 15, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Change will start with us.....!

Avani Sanstha conducted SALT activity with women in Vashi village, in which 10 women participated.

First of all, we all got our identity done, in which everyone told his name and about themselves. All the present women are used to work in the field and at home to earn their living. That's why I started SALT in a slightly different way. A short…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on November 5, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Community life competence process @Nandwal

The Gender Equality program was conducted in schools by Avani Sanstha, but after that we realised that change will not happen if we just work with children, it is very important to work with their families as well, for this we adopted Community life competence process (CLCP) and SALT and started working in the…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on October 31, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Change begins with yourself....

In Kandgaon village, I took SALT activity of one person who earns his living by doing coloring work. Sometimes he comes to the river bank for fishing because fishing gives him break from daily routine work . When I took SALT with this man At that time, He was enjoining fishing with his friends. We discuss with him about his village he talk very frankly with me. He gave various information about the village. After that…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on July 1, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Self Assessment at Nandwal Village

We, the Avani team, conducted Self assessment in Nandwal Village, Maharashtra on the village dream for gender equality on 24th May 2022. We invited the community members who had earlier come together on 25th Feb 2022 to develop their common dream.…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on June 9, 2022 at 7:00am — No Comments

What I am learning from facilitation of SALT

          When we went to the family to take SALT visit, they gave us a much respect. They offer us to sit on chair and they sat on ground, their land was coated with cow dung. We oppose them but they said that we belong to a low caste community and you are big people, because of this we sat on ground. But we oppose them strongly and we sat on ground and we request and force them to sit on chair. After arranging such seating arrangement for SALT visit The…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on November 29, 2021 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Ready to win every community

  • Situation

We work on the topic of Gender Equality with a social organization called Avani in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. At present, we are undertaking the SALT process in 5 villages under the Global Fund for Children project which aims to build the leadership of children, youth, and community on Gender Equality.

We decided to hold a SALT meeting with the Anganwadi Sevikas of Vashi village. But due to some things, that meeting got cancelled…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on November 2, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Village local body (Panchayat) tastes SALT

We Imran and me are community facilitators from a NGO called Avani in Kolhapur, Maharashtra (India). We have recently been introduced to SALT through Global Fund for Children project. We plan to use SALT in 4 villages to build leadership of children, youth and community on gender equality.

As the first step, we decided to meet the village local government officials called Gram Panchayat to seek their permission to  start SALT process in this village. The plan was to submit an official…

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Added by Shahrukh Atpade on October 20, 2021 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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