Luc Barriere-Constantin's Blog (20)

Evaluation of SALT-CLCP for diabetes and hypertension management in India

The attached Abridged HealthRise project report summarizes the main results of the recent evaluation of the SALT-CLCP interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases (Diabetes & Hypertension) carried out in Udaipur and Shimla (India). 210325-HealthRise%20RICPHI%204-pager.pdf

We are particularly happy to…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on March 31, 2021 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Premiers pas d’une collaboration productive avec notre partenaire euforia

Version française

English version at the bottom


Du 13 au 16 février, Loli et Luc ont participé à un événement imp!act. Cet événement est proposé par l’organisation euforia pour stimuler…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on February 27, 2019 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Improving integration of refugees in Switzerland / Améliorer l'intégration des réfugiés en Suisse

Improving integration of refugees in Switzerland

Version française à la fin

Over the WE of the 17thand 18thof November we started our collaboration with the organisation euforia (Switzerland) by a first facilitator’s training. The purpose of that collaboration is to build a common approach (Constellation & euforia) to support the various…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on November 22, 2018 at 1:58pm — 4 Comments

Sustainability of Local Responses and support organisations: Looking below the surface. (Version française à la fin du post)

Sustainability of Local Responses and support organisations

Looking below the surface.

I had the privilege to participate at the Global Learning Festival in Bandung, from 21stto 27thOctober 2018. During that event, we carried out SALT visits in the communities around, and the local organisers had done an excellent job in identifying and mobilise 6 groups/communities/organisations…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on November 6, 2018 at 12:13am — 4 Comments

Fighting unemployment with SALT / CLCP --- Lutter contre le chômage avec le SALT/PCCV

Version Française à la suite du texte anglais.

During the month of April 2018, Loli, Luc and Sophie Piquemal were invited to meet various associations of a city in the suburbs of Paris (France), Les Mureaux. That invitation aimed at investigating to what extent the Constellation could collaborate with a local initiative of "Mieux vivre ensemble" (…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on May 23, 2018 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments

Bien vivre à l'école/SALT with children

Vivre le SALT/PCCV avec des enfants.

(English version at the bottom) 

Au cours de l’année 2017, les facilitateurs de la Constellation interviennent dans une école primaire…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on December 14, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Some thoughts at the end of the partnership with DIFÄM, Tinkisso and CHAL (Liberia & Guinea).

(Texte en français à la suite)

Why was that partnership exciting and important?

At the beginning of the partnership, there were two incentives and two challenges: and there are often overlaps between challenges and incentives.

Incentive 1: to work on a cross-border issue; the restoration of the confidence between communities, the health staff and the health system in the large and remote area that was heavily affected by the…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on August 30, 2017 at 1:20am — 3 Comments

Commencer un itinéraire SALT à Champagne-en-Valromey (France)

(Version française : find the english version at the end of the french version)

Hier (26 juillet 2017), Simone, Lorenzo et Luc ont commencé à accompagner une école Montessori dans un petit village français, Champagne-en-Valromey. Le but de cet accompagnement est de «ré-enchanter la cours de récréation». Le dessin développé par un petit groupe de l'association des parents illustre…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on July 28, 2017 at 7:26pm — 5 Comments

We may have the answer, but we don’t have the solution ; only communities have.

Karachi, Pakistan. (Texte en français à la fin).

On the invitation of the Indus Hospital in Karachi, Claire Campbell and Luc Barrière-C have been running the first training of Community Facilitators in Pakistan from the 27th February to the 3rd of March in Karachi.

It has been a pleasure to meet young committed people who are all, in one way or…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on March 9, 2017 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

SALTY Valentine's Day in Bordeaux

On the Valentine’s day Loli & I had the opportunity to present the SALT/CLCP approach to 20 students in Professional License for International Solidarity, at the University Montaigne, Bordeaux – France. We had one full day to present and discuus the various components of the approach and to carry out a SALT visit to a Sciences Po students’ association (Deka Ewe) active in Togo. The students were very much interested on the practical aspects of the approach and they reacted…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on February 21, 2017 at 7:54pm — No Comments

The Regional Confidence Project (RCP) in Liberia & Guinea is moving

Today, the Regional Confidence Project (RCP) is taking a new step with the first training day for the local facilitators from Liberia. A group of 31 local facilitators selected from 8 communities, from 4 health facilities including the referral hospital, from two district offices and from the Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL), have come together to learn about the SALT/CLCP in order to undertake community discussions around restoration of the confidence between…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on December 2, 2016 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

With SALT, my kids now have a say! (on behalf of Pastor Edmond)

In October 2012 I was part of the local facilitators trained by Mr. Sangaré of the Constellation from Bamako. It was my first time hearing about this approach. At first we thought we might become experts, but in reality and in practical terms, it was very simple: SALT was rather a simple way of seeing others and a rewarding way of doing with others. At the end of the training we were required to experiment with a group of people. I decided to do it in my first grassroots community:…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on November 13, 2016 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Avec SALT, mes enfants ont maintenant leur mot à dire !

Récit posté au nom de Pasteur Edmond

En Octobre 2012 j’ai fait parti des facilitateurs locaux formés par monsieur Sangaré de la Constellation venu de Bamako. C’était ma première fois d’entendre parler de cette approche. Au début nous nous entrevoyions devenir des experts, mais dans la réalité et dans la pratique des choses c’était très simple : SALT, c’était plutôt une façon simple de voir les autres et une façon valorisante de faire avec les autres. A l’issue de la…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on November 13, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Visites SALT en pays de Redon

Avant notre réunion régulière du GST et comme nous en prenons maintenant l’habitude, nous avons voulu faire quelques visites SALT dans des associations et groupements locaux afin de nous redynamiser au contact des associations et des personnes actives dans la région. Ensemble avec les membres du Comité Local pour « Ensemble la Santé pour tous dans le pays de Redon » nous avons donc ont effectué des visites SALT dans 3 associations et au sein du conseil municipal du Bourg St Vincent dans le…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on October 18, 2016 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Festival Global d'Echange - Version française

Cher(e)s ami(e)s

Avec un peu de retard, voici donc les Newsletters du Festival Global d'échange en Français. J'espère que vous aurez autant de plaisir à les lire que nous en avons eu à les rédiger ou traduire lors de ce merveilleux festival mauricien. 



Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on April 16, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Les Amitoyens: the virus starts to spread

In February 2016, our friends from the group of « Amitoyens » in pays de Gex called us again in order to further extend the Amitoyen’s idea through application of CLCP and SALT with more people as their project is about to scale up. After a brief accompaniment of a small group in 2014, the project successfully grown and moved a few steps ahead with administrative issues - owing to the power of SALT. Their enthusiasm allowed them to identify around 60 more families interested…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on March 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Demain (Tomorrow)!! A positive movie on the climate change

I have had recently the chance to watch an interesting movie showing how some people and some communities are responding positively to the current global challenges. It shows how people together can face issues related agriculture, education, energy, waste management, finance and democracy, through local community responses. This a refreshing and positive perspective on the global challenges. And definitively, our SALTy way of working is greatly in line with all what is said in that movie.…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on January 10, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Marie's story - Histoire de Marie

Following the programme developed with La Mutuelle des Pays de Redon, France, Hervé, Loli and Luc are continuing to learn and share experiences with the members of the local committee for Health promotion. We are always amazed as we discover every time new strengths in the group. On 27th of November, we heard a wonderful story where a group of health workers played a critical role, applying SALT principles…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on December 2, 2015 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

New partnership with La Mutuelle en Pays de Vilaine

Following the efforts of Jean-Louis, Laurie and Manu, Hervé and Luc have kickstarted a promising partnership with the "Mutuelles en pays de Vilaine" in Redon, in the western part of France. This partnership aims at supporting a group of institutions and associations to develop and implement a new vision of "together health for all in pays de Vilaine". Based on the Ottawa declaration, the group is dreaming to built policies and implement activities that will restate the essential role of…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on October 24, 2015 at 11:14pm — 1 Comment

Widows' learning - Re-energizing community life

Dear all friends. I just want to share this story below which shows how we can facilitate positive appreciation within a group. Hope you will find it useful.


In 2006, we visited a group of widows in rural Kenya. This group was formed in 2001 and to support orphans in the community, orphans from AIDS or any other issues.

The purpose of the visit was to learn about how they had come together and what they actually did as a group, as well…


Added by Luc Barriere-Constantin on October 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 4 Comments


The Constellation: who are we

The Constellation video, where we journey in less then 2 minutes from space, through nature, to villages, in homes and back while exploring what the Constellation stands for. Thank YOU for being part of it.


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