Connecting local responses around the world
Today is October 27, 2010, and SALT team and community members are about to hold their end-of-SALT-visit knowledge fair. I am supposed to facilitate the day, and I am a bit anxious. What format should I propose for a maximum benefit to all involved? Over the last three days, 4 teams visited each 6 communities and everyone learned a…Continue
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About three weeks ago, our SALT team visited Asha Jyoti, a centre caring for People Living with AIDS. This visit shattered into pieces my thinking about the organization of health care. My mind and soul are still processing what I saw, heard and felt. I’ll try to share why.
We traveled from Koppal to Kushtagi, about 40 minutes away, through rice, millet and sugarcane fields. On the way our car squashed millet spread on the road, its wheels…Continue
Koppal, petite ville du Nord du Karnataka. Une petite maison que rien ne distingue des autres maisons de la ruelle. C’est un centre d’animation pour jeunes. Nous sommes 4 visiteurs : Sue, venant du Zimbabwe, Olinda, du Mozambique, Padma venant de Hyderabad en Inde et moi-même, venant de Belgique. Divya et Murari de l’association Samraksha nous accompagnent. Une…Continue
Koppal, a small town in northern Karnataka. Sue, from Zimbabwe, Olinda, from Mozambique, Padma from Hyderabad in India and me from Belgium are entering a small house that is indistinguishable from other houses in the alley. Divya and Murari from Samraksha are coming with us. About twenty women welcome us.They took a four hours’ drive from the neighboring district of Raichur to meet us at Koppal. We gather in a small room: barely one…Continue
I just returned from four days of SALT visits in Karnataka, India. I am still grappling with what happened. No words will ever translate the power of the inspiration flowing through all of us, hosts and guests alike. Maybe the only way to thank for the gift of these days is to act on what we learned in our respective…Continue